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Polypropylene/SIO2 nanocomposite with improved dielectric properties for DC cables

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJicable-HVDC'17 - International Symposium on HVDC Cable Systems
Subtitle of host publicationYoung Researchers Contest
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017
Publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
EventInternational Symposium on HVDC Cable Systems -
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …


ConferenceInternational Symposium on HVDC Cable Systems
Period1/01/00 → …


A new generation of nanostructured polymeric insulating material is being developed under the GRIDABLE European project framework. One of the main objectives of this project is the improvement of the dielectric properties and the life performance of High Voltage DC cables insulating materials. The dielectric performance of pre-production grade PP/SiO2 with different formulations are evaluated in this work by means of space charge accumulation measurements, electrical conductivity tests and statistical analysis of breakdown voltage. Results are compared with state of the art XLPE and PP.