Electrical Conduction in Polyethylene With Semiconductive Electrodes

Kwang S. Suh, Chang R. Lee, Jin S. Noh, John Tanaka, Dwight H. Damon

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The electrical conduction characteristics of polyethylene with semiconductive electrodes have been investigated at electric fields of 10 to 600 kV/cm and at temperatures of 25 to 100°C. It was found that the conduction characteristics of the polyethylene were influenced not only by the constituents of the polyethylene but also the electrode materials. Space-charge-limited conduction was found to be the major conduction mechanism in all cases. Differences between conduction characteristics depending on the constituents of the XLPE are described and their causes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-230
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Apr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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