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Re-examination of the dielectric spectra of epoxy resins: Bulk charge transport and interfacial polarization peaks

Chalashkanov, N. M., Dodd, S. J., Dissado, L. A. & Fothergill, J. (2014). Re-examination of the dielectric spectra of epoxy resins: Bulk charge transport and interfacial polarization peaks. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 21(3), pp. 1330-1341. doi: 10.1109/tdei.2014.6832281


The dielectric properties of two amine cured bisphenol-A epoxy resin systems, Araldite CY1301 and Araldite CY1311 have been characterized using dielectric spectroscopy over the frequency range 1 mHz to 100 kHz. These two epoxy resin systems were chosen to allow the dielectric response to be studied from above and below the glass transition, as Araldite CY1311 is a modified version (with added plasticizer) of Araldite CY1301. The dielectric response was found to comprise both bulk and interfacial features. Above the glass transition temperature, two processes were identified, a low frequency process usually ascribed to interfacial polarization is shown to be a bulk process termed Quasi-DC (QDC) conduction and a dielectric dispersion usually taken to be a bulk process has been shown to be an interfacial effect.

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Publisher Keywords: Epoxy resins, Dielectric measurements, Dielectric polarization, Charge transport, Equivalent circuits, Interface
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments: Presidents's Portfolio
School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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