Determining the occurrence of electroluminescence in polymeric materials with respect to the applied alternating electrical stress

Azrul Mohd Ariffin, P. L. Lewin, S. J. Dodd

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Abstract

The emission of low level of light known as the electroluminescence (EL) has been used extensively to study charge injection and recombination mechanisms at the metal-polymer interface. This phenomenon has also been used as a probe to study early electrical ageing in high voltage cable insulation system since it can be associated with the energy dissipation of mobile and trapped charges in the molecules of the dielectric medium. Nowadays many works have been undertaken in order to understand the nature of EL in polymeric materials and its relationship with electrical ageing. This paper attempts to lay down the basic theory of the mechanism accountable for the phenomenon and relate it with some experimental observations made on typical polymers; namely lowdensity polyethylene (LDPE) and polyethylene naphthalate (PEN).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, ICSD
Pages703-706
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, ICSD - Winchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 08 Jul 200713 Jul 2007

Other

Other2007 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, ICSD
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityWinchester
Period08/07/0713/07/07

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Mohd Ariffin, A., Lewin, P. L., & Dodd, S. J. (2007). Determining the occurrence of electroluminescence in polymeric materials with respect to the applied alternating electrical stress. In 2007 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, ICSD (pp. 703-706). [4290911] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSD.2007.4290911