Laser ablation of polymeric composites

I. L. Hosier, Muhamad Safwan Abd. Rahman, E. W. Westenbrink, A. S. Vaughan

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Abstract

Degradation of polymeric insulation due to surface electrical discharge activity will become a more serious issue, as these materials find more widespread use. In order to improve their resistance to degradation, tests need to be performed under controlled conditions in order to rank different materials. Whilst electrical discharge activity can be simulated in the laboratory this is difficult to localize and characterize. An alternative is to use a laser to impart a known amount of energy at a known rate to a sample surface. In this investigation, the resistance of various material formulations to laser induced surface damage was tested and the materials ranked. The results are discussed in terms of the material composition and final application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, ICSD 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, ICSD 2010 - Potsdam, Germany
Duration: 04 Jul 201009 Jul 2010

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NameProceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, ICSD 2010

Other

Other2010 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, ICSD 2010
CountryGermany
CityPotsdam
Period04/07/1009/07/10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Hosier, I. L., Abd. Rahman, M. S., Westenbrink, E. W., & Vaughan, A. S. (2010). Laser ablation of polymeric composites. In Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, ICSD 2010 [5568154] (Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, ICSD 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSD.2010.5568154