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Polymer composite/nanocomposite processing and its effect on the electrical properties

Singha, Santanu and Thomas, Joy M (2006) Polymer composite/nanocomposite processing and its effect on the electrical properties. In: Annual Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena,, Oct 15-18, 2006, Kansas City, MO, pp. 557-560.

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One of the biggest challenges when considering polymer nanocomposites for electrical insulation applications lies in determining their electrical properties accurately, which in turn depend on several factors, primary being dispersion of particles in the polymer matrix. With this background, this paper reports an experimental study to understand the effects of different processing techniques on the dispersion of filler particles in the polymer matrix and their related effect on the dielectric properties of the composites. Polymer composite and nanocomposite samples for the study were prepared by mixing 10% by weight of commercially available TiO2 particles of two different sizes in epoxy using different processing methods. A considerable effect of the composite processing method could be seen in the dielectric properties of nanocomposites.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 06:03
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:12
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/30455

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