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Dielectric properties of polymer blend of polypropylene and polyethylene

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4 Author(s)
Katsunami, K. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Waseda Univ., Tokyo, Japan ; Ishii, K. ; Tanaka, Y. ; Ohki, Y.

Space-charge-formation characteristics in polyethylene, polypropylene, and their blends are discussed based on the results of DC conduction, thermal pulse current, and thermally stimulated current. Negative space charge is formed throughout the bulk of polypropylene, while positive space charge is formed in polyethylene. In polymer blends of the two homopolymers, the amount of negative space charge increases with an increase in polypropylene content, while that of positive space charge increases with an increase in polyethylene content. By blending the two homopolymers, DC conduction current becomes larger than that of homopolymers. The dielectric strength at low temperature which is electronic in nature decreases by blending. The dielectric strength at room temperature which is governed by a thermal process increases by blending the two homopolymers, because the spherulite boundaries of polypropylene are reinforced to improve the mechanical properties

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Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials, 1991., Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on

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8-12 Jul 1991