The Mechanisms of Hydrophobic Recovery of PolydimethylsiloxaneElastomers Exposed to Partial Electrical Discharges


Silicone elastomers exposed to electrical discharges can be rendered hydrophilic, and the loss of water repellency is related to the energy level and number of the discharge pulses on the surface. However, the silicone surface has the unique ability to recover the hydrophobicity and enhance the performance of a polymer insulator. Most of the studies of the… (More)


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