Chemical crosslinking of polyethylene and its effect on water tree initiation and propagation

@article{Ciuprina2010ChemicalCO,
  title={Chemical crosslinking of polyethylene and its effect on water tree initiation and propagation},
  author={Florin Ciuprina and Gisèle Teissèdre and Jean César Filippini and Annika Smedberg and Alfred F. Campus and Nigel Hampton},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation},
  year={2010},
  volume={17},
  pages={709-715}
}
The water tree resistance of chemically crosslinked polyethylene and of low density polyethylene were compared in order to elucidate whether the crosslinking itself influences or not the water tree characteristics of polymeric cable insulation materials. For this purpose, water trees were grown in compression moulded disks, obtained from pellets of either thermoplastic or chemically crosslinked polyethylene. Three types of crosslinked polyethylene were evaluated: one containing only peroxide… 

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