The effect of low-molecular-weight species on space charge and conduction in LDPE

Seung Hyung Lee, Jung Ki Park, Chang Ryong Lee, Kwang Suck Suh

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We have investigated the effect of low-molecular mass species on the space charge behavior such as space charge distribution and electrical conduction of LDPE (low density polyethylene). We also attempted to explain the relationship between the space charge distribution and electrical conduction. The heterocharge, conduction current and effective charge mobility decreased when the low-molecular-mass species in LDPE was removed. It was found that the decrease in conduction current was related to the decrease of heterocharge in LDPE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-432
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Dec 1


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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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