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Material Morphology and energy barriers to electrical ageing

Cooper, E. S., Fothergill, J., Dissado, L. A. & Hampton, R. N. (2001). Material Morphology and energy barriers to electrical ageing. Paper presented at the IEEE 7th International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, 25-29 June 2001.


A distribution of the parameters representing activation energy of the ageing process within the Dissado-Montanari-Mazzanti (DMM) lifetime model has been shown to model experimental lifetime distributions of PET films well. The results imply small differences in the local environments of the moieties involved in the ageing process. Very small changes in the minimum activation energy values have a pronounced effect on the resultant lifetimes of polymer specimens. Changes in the distributions of activation energies with field and temperature can be explained by assuming the ageing process to be one whereby polymer segments on lamella surfaces crystallise to create free volume within the polymer.

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Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: Presidents's Portfolio
School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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