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Polymer nanocomposite dielectrics-the role of the interface
The incorporation of silica nanoparticles into polyethylene increased the breakdown strength and voltage endurance significantly compared to the incorporation of micron scale fillers. In addition,Expand
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Role of the interface in determining the dielectric properties of nanocomposites
It has been demonstrated that the electrical breakdown properties of polymer composites can be substantially enhanced when the filler particles are of nanometric dimensions. These benefits are likelyExpand
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Behavior and properties of neat and filled gelatins.
The purpose of this study was to determine the mechanical properties and the atomistic structures of various gelatin hydrogels as a preliminary to using these in bioengineering applications. TheExpand
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The use of electron paramagnetic resonance in the probing of the nano-dielectric interface
Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) has been used to study the properties of trapped electrons or holes in XLPE and in 12.5% vinylsilane-treated SiO2 nano-particles in XLPE specimens. BothExpand
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Evidence for the role of the interface in polyolefin nanocomposites
The burgeoning area of nanodielectrics has been fueled by the demonstration of enhanced electrical and mechanical properties observed in nanoparticle filled polymers. The high surface energy andExpand
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