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Professor Alun Vaughan

Academic Staff

Research

Publications

MacDonald, A. M., Vaughan, A. S. and Wyeth, P. (2003) On confocal Raman spectroscopy of semicrystalline polymers: the effect of optical scattering Applied Spectroscopy, 57, (12), pp. 1475-1481. (doi:10.1366/000370203322640107).

Green, Christopher Duncan, Vaughan, Alun and Chen, George (2008) Polyethylene-montmorillonite nanocomposites University of Southampton, School of Electronics and Computer Science, Doctoral Thesis , 186pp.

Bishop, J., Chen, G., Davies, A. E., Doble, I. and Vaughan, A. S. (1992) DC electrical characteristics of amalgamation regions in PE insulation At 6th International Conference on Dielectric Materials, Measurements and Applications. , pp. 314-17.

Cartwright, G. A., Davies, A. E., Swingler, S. G. and Vaughan, A. S. (1996) Effect of an anti-oxidant additive on the morphology and space charge characteristics of low density polyethylene

Bassett, D. C., Olley, R. H., Sutton, S. J. and Vaughan, A. S. (1996) On spherulitic growth in a monodisperse paraffin Macromolecules, 29, pp. 1852-3.

Sutton, S. J. and Vaughan, A. S. (1996) A comparison of fracture and permanganic etching of polypyrrole films J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys., 34, pp. 837-43.

Minto, C. D. G. and Vaughan, A. S. (1996) Partial phase mixing in solution processed polyaniline/poly(methyl methacrylate) blends Synth. Metals, 81, (1), pp. 81-6.

Bassett, D. C., Olley, R. H., Sutton, S. J. and Vaughan, A. S. (1996) On chain conformations in monodisperse n-C294H590 Polymer, 37, (22), pp. 4993-7.

Sutton, S. J. and Vaughan, A. S. (1996) Morphology and molecular ordering in films of polypyrrole p-toluene sulphonate Polymer, 37, (24), pp. 5367-74.

Minto, C. D. G. and Vaughan, A. S. (1997) Orientation and conductivity in polyaniline: 1 Polymer, 38, (11), pp. 2683-8.

Hosier, I. L., Vaughan, A. S. and Swingler, S. G. (1997) Structure-property relationships in polyethylene blends: the effect of morphology on electrical breakdown strength Journal of Materials Science, 32, (17), pp. 4523-31.

Hosier, I. L., Vaughan, A. S. and Swingler, S. G. (1997) Dielectric breakdown in polyethylene: the effect of morphology and molecular composition At Proceedings of the International Conference on Dielectrics and Insulation. , pp. 261-4.

Hosier, I. L., Vaughan, A. S., Sutton, S. J. and Swingler, S. G., (1997) Simulations of surface discharge damage in polymers using laser ablation and computational modelling techniques Woynarovich, G. (ed.) At International Conference on Dielectrics and Insulation. , pp. 349-52.

Vaughan, A. S. (1997) Electron microscopy and polymers: designing material properties through structural control At Materials Characterisation - How can we do it? What can it tell us?. , 3/1-4.

Vaughan, A. S. and Stevens, G. C. (1995) On crystallization. morphology and radiation effects in PEEK Polymer, 36, pp. 1531-40.

Vaughan, A. S. and Stevens, G. C. (1995) On radiation effects in poly(ethylene terephthalate): a comparison with PEEK Polymer, 36, pp. 1541-7.

Vaughan, A. S. and Sutton, S. J. (1995) On radiation effects in oriented PEEK Polymer, 36, pp. 1549-54.

Sutton, S. J and Vaughan, A. S. (1995) On the morphology and growth of electrochemically polymerized polypyrrole Polymer, 36, pp. 1849-57.

Minto, C. D. G. and Vaughan, A. S. (1995) On electron irradiation and microstructure in polypyrrole J. Mater. Sci., 30, pp. 6028-34.

Olley, R. H., Vaughan, A. S., Bassett, D. C., Moody, S. M., Banks, V. A. A. and Roberts, D. G. (1995) Electron microscopy of water trees in XLPE At Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Conduction and Breakdown of Solid Dielectrics. , pp. 676-80.

Blacker, R. S., Vaughan, A. S., Bassett, D. C., Moody, S. M. and Hampton, R. N. (1995) Thermal processing, morphology and electrical strength of polyethylene At Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Conduction and Breakdown of Solid Dielectrics. , pp. 214-8.

Blacker, R. S., Vaughan, A. S., Bassett, D. C., Moody, S. M. and Hampton, R. N. (1995) A procedure for validating the use of lathed tapes for electrical breakdown tests At Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Conduction and Breakdown of Solid Dielectrics. , pp. 219-23.

Minto, C. D. G. and Vaughan, A. S. (1998) Orientation and conductivity in polyaniline 2: chloroform cast films Synth. Metals, 93, (1), pp. 73-6.

Vaughan, A. S. (1998) Polymer surfaces: designing materials to prevent or withstand discharge activity At Surface Phenomena Affecting Insulator Performance. , 9/1-3.

Vaughan, A. S., Robbie, D. A., Hosier, I. L. and Sutton, S. J. (1998) Simulations of surface discharge damage on self-supporting fibre optic cables At Plastics in Telecommunications VIII. , pp. 87-96.

Vaughan, A. S. (1999) Relationships between electrical properties and polymer morphology At Sen'i Gakkai Symposia. , S11-16.

Pople, J. A., Mitchell, G. R., Sutton, S. J. and Vaughan, A. S. (1999) The development of organized structures in polyethylene crystallized from a sheared melt, analyzed by WAXS and TEM Polymer, 40, (10), pp. 2769-77.

Brittin, M., Mitchell, G. R. and Vaughan, A. S. (2000) Observation of the internal network structure of a polymer-stabilised liquid crystal via transmission electron microscopy Liquid Crystals, 27, (5), pp. 693-6.

Hosier, I. L., Vaughan, A. S., Sutton, S. J., Patel, D. and Swingler, S. G. (2000) Too insulating or not too insulating? At Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Dielectric Materials, Measurements and Applications. , pp. 9-14.

Zhao, Y., Vaughan, A. S., Champion, J. V., Dodd, S. J. and Sutton, S. J. (2000) The structure of trees in semi-crystalline polymers At Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Dielectric Materials, Measurements and Applications. , pp. 314-9.

Huynh, R. L., Davis, F. J., Patel, D. and Vaughan, A. S. (2000) Degradation of dodecylbenzene under conditions of high electric field At Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Dielectric Materials, Measurements and Applications. , pp. 224-9.

Champion, J. V., Dodd, S. J., Vaughan, A. S., Zhao, Y. and Sutton, S. J. (2000) The effect of voltage, temperature and morphology on electrical treeing in polyethylene blends At Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Dielectric Materials, Measurements and Applications. , pp. 35-40.

Greenway, G. R., Vaughan, A. S. and Moody, S. M. (1999) Morphology and the electro-mechanical breakdown model in polyethylene At 1999 Annual Report of the Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena. , pp. 666-9.

Zhao, Y., Yang, D. C. and Vaughan, A. S. (1998) Deformation process and mechanism of HDPE/LDPE blends Chem. J. Chinese U., 19, (2), pp. 328-9.

Vaughan, A. S. and Stevens, G. C., Dosiere, M. (ed.) (1993) On radiation effects in PEEK, Kluwer Academic Publishers (NATO ASI Series C: Mathematical and Physical Sciences, 405).

Vaughan, A. S., Hunt, B. J. and James, M. I. (eds.) (1993) Polymer microscopy, Blackie Academic & Professional

Vaughan, A. S. (1992) On morphology and polymer blends: polystyrene and polyethylene Polymer, 33, (12), pp. 2513-21.

Tsui, S.-W., Duckett, R. A., Ward, I. M., Bassett, D. C., Olley, R. H. and Vaughan, A. S. (1992) Effect of chain structure and orientation on the morphology and fracture properties of polyethylene Polymer, 33, (21), pp. 4527-32.

Vaughan, A. S. (1992) The morphology of semi-crystalline polymers Sci. Prog. Oxf., 76, pp. 1-65.

Vaughan, A. S. (1993) Etching and the morphology of poly(vinylidene fluoride) J. Mater. Sci., 28, pp. 1805-13.

Sutton, S. J. and Vaughan, A. S. (1993) A novel technique for the examination of internal morphologies using embedding and permanganic etching J. Mater. Sci., 28, pp. 4962-9.

Sutton, S. J. and Vaughan, A. S. (1993) On the growth of polypyrrole from solutions of methanol and water Synth. Metals., 58, pp. 391-402.

Vaughan, A. S. and Swingler, S. G. (1992) Thermal analysis of polymeric sheathing materials for fibre optic communication cables At Proc 6th International Conference on Dielectric Materials, Measurements and Applications. , pp. 57-60.

Cartwright, G. A., Davies, A. E., Swingler, S. G. and Vaughan, A. S. (1992) The influence of morphology on space charge accumulation At Proc 6th International Conference on Dielectric Materials, Measurements and Applications. , pp. 119-22.

Nensi, T., Davies, A. E., Vaughan, A. S., Swingler, S. G. and Cooper, J. (1992) Characterisation of amber defects in low density polyethylene insulation At Proc 6th International Conference on Dielectric Materials, Measurements and Applications. , pp. 318-321.

Olley, R. H., Bassett, D. C., Vaughan, A. S., Banks, V. A. A., McAllister, P. B. and Moody, S. M. (1992) Delineating water trees in cross-linked polyethylene: a new technique Journal of Materials Science, 27, pp. 5192-8.

Nensi, T., Davies, A. E., Vaughan, A. S. and Swingler, S. G. (1992) Electrical ageing of low density polyethylene cable insulation At 1992 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena. , pp. 493-500.

Vaughan, A. S., Swingler, S. G., Lanfear, M., Weingandt, H. and White, H. (1992) Laser ablation and thermal decomposition studies of fibre optic cable sheathing materials At 1992 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena. , pp. 501-510.

Sutton, S. J., Vaughan, A. S. and Bassett, D. C. (1996) On morphology and crystallization kinetics of monodisperse polyethylene oligomers Polymer, 37, (25), pp. 5735-8.

Hosier, I. L., Bassett, D. C. and Vaughan, A. S. (2000) Spherulitic growth and cellulation in dilute blends of monodisperse long n-alkanes Macromolecules, 33, (23), pp. 8781-8790.

Dodd, S. J., Champion, J. V. and Vaughan, A. S., (2001) Electrical Breakdown of Polymer Glasses Buschow, K. H. J., Cahn, R. W., Flemings, M. C., Ilschner, B., Kramer, E. J. and Mahajan, S. (eds.) In Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology. Elsevier., pp. 7649-54.

Bassett, D. C. and Vaughan, A. S. (2003) Electron microscopy of polymer blends In, Simon, G. P. (eds.) Polymer Characterisation Techniques and their Applications to Polymer Blends. Polymer Characterization Techniques and their Application to Polymer Blends American Chemical Society pp. 436-460.

Bassett, D. C., Olley, R. H. and Vaughan, A. S. (2003) Specimen Preparation for TEM of Polymers In, Pethrick, R. A. and Viney, C. (eds.) Techniques in Polymer Organisation and Morphology Characterisation. Experimental Methods in Polymer Characterisation Wiley pp. 73-110.

Dodd, S. J., Champion, J. V., Zhao, Y., Vaughan, A. S., Sutton, S. J. and Swingler, S. G. (2003) The Influence of Morphology on Electrical Treeing in Polyethylene Blends IEEE Proceedings Science Measurement and Technology, 150, (2), pp. 58-64.

Chen, G, Vaughan, A. S. and Liu, X. Z. (2003) The Raman spectroscopy analysis of electrically aged polyethylene At 6th International Conference on Insulated Power Cables (Jicable03), pages 732-737, France. 22 - 26 Jun 2003. , pp. 732-737.

Chen, G, Tanaka, Y, Vaughan, A. S. and Chong, Y. L. (2003) Effect of Morphology on Space Charge Dynamics In Polyethylene Insulation (invited plenary lecture) At The 9th Chinese National Conference on Engineering Dielectrics, China. 24 - 26 Oct 2003. , pp. 30-36.

Champion, J.V., Dodd, S.J., Zhao, Y., Vaughan, A. S., Brown, M.A., Davies, A.E., Sutton, S.J. and Swingler, S. G. (2001) Morphology and the Growth of Electrical Trees in a Propylene/ethylene copolymer IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics & Electrical Insulation, 8, (2), pp. 284-92.

Zhao, Y., Vaughan, A. S., Sutton, S. J. and Swingler, S. G. (2001) On Nucleation and the Evolution of Morphology in a Propylene/ethylene Copolymer Polymer, 42, (15), pp. 6599-608.

Zhao, Y., Vaughan, A. S., Sutton, S. J. and Swingler, S. G. (2001) On the Crystallization, Morphology and Physical Properties of a Clarified Propylene/ethylene Copolymer Polymer, 42, (15), pp. 6587-97.

Hosier, I. L., Vaughan, A. S., Patel, D., Sutton, S. J. and Swingler, S. G. (2001) Morphology and Electrical Conductivity in Polyaniline/polyolefin Blends IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics & Electrical Insulation, 8, (4), pp. 698-704.

Vaughan, A. S. and Stevens, G. C. (2001) Irradiation and the glass transition in PEEK Polymer, 42, (21), pp. 8891-8895.

Brittin, M., Mitchell, G.R. and Vaughan, A. S. (2001) A Transmission Electron Microscopy Study of Polymer-Stabilised Liquid Crystal Structure Journal of Materials Science, 36, (20), pp. 4911-20.

Martin, C. P., Vaughan, A. S., Sutton, S. J. and Swingler, S. G. (2002) Crystallization behavior of a propylene/ethylene copolymer: Nucleation and a clarifying additive J. Polym. Sci.: Part B: Polym. Phys., 40, (19), pp. 2178-2189.

Hosier, I. L., Vaughan, A. S. and Swingler, S. G. (2000) On the effects of morphology and molecular composition on the electrical strength of polyethylene blends J. Polym. Sci.: Part B: Polym. Phys., 38, (17), pp. 2309-22.

Tanaka, Y., Chen, G., Zhao, Y., Davies, A. E., Vaughan, A. S. and Takada, T. (2003) Effect of Additives on Morphology and Space Charge Accumulation in Low Density Polyethylene IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics & Electrical Insulation, 10, (1), pp. 148-154.

Vaughan, A. S., Zhao, Y., Barre, L. L., Sutton, S. J. and Swingler, S. G. (2003) On Additives, Morphological Evolution and Dielectric Breakdown in Low Density Polyethylene European Polymer Journal, 39, (2), pp. 355-365.

Dodd, S. J., Champion, J. V., Vaughan, A. S., Sutton, S. J. and Swingler, S. G. (2003) The influence of morphology on electrical treeing in polyethylene blends IEE Proc. - Sci. Meas. Technol., 150, (2), pp. 58-64.

Nogales, A., Mitchell, G. R. and Vaughan, A. S. (2003) Anisotropic crystallization in polypropylene induced by deformation of a nucleating agent network Macromolecules, 36, (13), pp. 4989-4906.

Brown, M.A., Chen, G., Davies, A.E., Vaughan, A.S. and Norman, P.A. (2003) High voltage performance of bulk and amalgamated PE insulation systems: Part II Breakdown Morphology and Lifetime Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 36, (24), pp. 3197-3204. (doi:10.1088/0022-3727/36/24/016).

Macdonald, A. M., Vaughan, A. S. and Wyeth, P. (2003) On confocal Raman spectroscopy of semi-crystalline polymers: the effect of optical scattering Appl. Spectrosc., 57, (12), pp. 1475-1481.

Vaughan, A. S., Dodd, S. J. and Sutton, S. J. (2004) A Raman microprobe study of electrical treeing in polyethylene J. Mater. Sci., 39, (1), pp. 181-191.

Liu, X. Z., Vaughan, A. S. and Chem, G. (2003) The Raman spectroscopy analysis of electrically aged polyethylene Proc. JICABLE '03, pp. 732-737.

Vaughan, A.S., Dodd, S.J. and Sutton, S.J. (2004) Electrical Tree Growth in Polyethylene: Complementary Chemical and Structural Characterisation At International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, France. 05 - 09 Jul 2004. , pp. 292-295.

Hosier, I L, Vaughan, A S, Davis, F J, Lewin, P L and Sutton, S J (2005) Ageing of Insulating Oils: Chemistry and Electrical Properties At XIVth International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering, China. 25 - 29 Aug 2005. , CD-ROM.

Vaughan, A. S., Hosier, I. L., Dodd, S. J. and Sutton, S. J. (2006) On the structure and chemistry of electrical trees in polyethylene J. Phys D, 39, (5), pp. 962-978.

Youngs, I. J., Stevens, G. C. and Vaughan, A. S. (2006) Trends in dielectrics research: an international review from 1980 to 2004 J. Phys D, 39, (7), pp. 1267-1276.

Chong, Y. L., Chen, G., Hosier, I. L., Vaughan, A. S. and Ho, Y. F. F. (2005) Heat treatment of cross-linked polyethylene and its effect on morphology and space charge evolution IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics & Electrical Insulation, 12, (6), pp. 1209-1221.

Macdonald, A. M., Vaughan, A. S. and Wyeth, P. (2005) On the application of confocal Raman spectroscopy to thin polymer layers on highly scattering substrates: a case study of synthetic adgesives on historic textiles Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 36, (3), pp. 185-191.

Hosier, I. L., Vaughan, A. S., Mitchell, G. R., Siripitayanon, J. and Davis, F. J. (2004) Polymer characterization In, Davis, F. J. (eds.) Polymer Chemistry. Polymer Characterization Techniques and their Application to Polymer Blends Oxford University Press pp. 1-42.

Vaughan, A. S., Hosier, I. L. and Sutton, S. J. (2005) On the electrical properties of insulation oils At 2005 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, United States. 16 - 19 Oct 2005. , pp. 221-224.

Vaughan, A. S., Hosier, I. L. and Sutton, S. J. (2005) Chemical and physical properties of aged dodecylbenzene insulating oil At 2005 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, United States. 16 - 19 Oct 2005. , pp. 225-228.

Vaughan, A. S., Dodd, S. J. and Macdonald, A. M. (2005) Tree growth in a propylene/ ethylene copolymer: relationships between electrical activity during growth during growth and the structure, chemistry and properties of the trees that result At 2005 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, United States. 16 - 19 Oct 2005. , pp. 548-551.

Vaughan, A. S., Green, C. D., Zhang, Y. and Chen, G. (2005) Nanocomposites for high voltage applications: effect of sample preparation on AC breakdown statistics At 2005 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, United States. 16 - 19 Oct 2005. , pp. 732-735.

An, Y., Holt, J.J., Mitchell, G.R. and Vaughan, A. S. (2006) Influence of molecular composition on the development of microstructure from sheared polyethylene melts: Molecular and lamellar templating Polymer, 47, (15), pp. 5643-56.

Hosier, I. L., Vaughan, A. S. and Sutton, S. J. (2006) A novel diagnostic tool for condition assessment of insulation oils At 2006 International Symposium on Electrical Insulation, Canada. 11 - 14 Jun 2006. , pp. 77-80.

Mitchinson, P. M., Hosier, I. L., Lewin, P. L., Vaughan, A. S., Chen, G. and Jarman, P. (2006) An Experiment to Evaluate the Benefits of Processing Aged Transformer Oil At 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Electrical Insulation, Canada. 11 - 14 Jun 2006. , pp. 89-92.

Macdonald, A. M., Rogerson, C. E., Vaughan, A. S. and Wyeth, P. (2005) Raman microspectroscopy interrogating 19th and 20th century Trades Union banners In, Wyeth, P. (eds.) Scientific Analysis of Ancient and Historic Textiles. Polymer Characterization Techniques and their Application to Polymer Blends Archetype Publications pp. 222-229.

Vaughan, A S, Chen, G, Lewin, P L, Dodd, S J and Swingler, S G (2006) Dielectric Ageing: Materials, Measurements and Modelling of Nano- to Meso-Scale Processes. At IET Seminar on Challenges in the Modelling and Measurement of Electromagnetic Materials, United Kingdom. 25 - 26 Oct 2006. , pp. 29-32.

Vaughan, A.S., Swingler, S.G. and Zhang, Y. (2006) Polyethylene Nanodielectrics: The Influence of Nanoclays on Structure Formation and Dielectric Breakdown IEEJ Trans. FM, 126, (11), pp. 1057-63.

Barre, L. L., Vaughan, A. S. and Sutton, S. J. (2006) Towards water-resistant high voltage insulation systems: An ageing study of a technological water-blocking polymer At 2006 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, United States. 15 - 18 Oct 2006. , pp. 513-516.

Vaughan, A. S., Gherbaz, G., Swingler, S. G. and Abd Rashid, N. (2006) Polar/non-polar Polymer Blends: On structural evolution and the electrical properties of blends of polyethylene and ethylene - vinyl acetate At 2006 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, United States. 15 - 18 Oct 2006. , pp. 272-275.

Hosier, I. L., Vaughan, A. S. and Montjen, F. A. (2006) Ageing of biodegradable oils for high voltage insulation systems At 2006 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, United States. 15 - 18 Oct 2006. , pp. 481-484.

Vaughan, A. S., Dodd, S. J. and Sutton, S. J. (2003) Electrical treeing in polyethylene: analysis by confocal Raman microprobe spectroscopy At 2003 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, United States. 19 - 22 Oct 2003. , pp. 534-537.

Liu, X. S., Vaughan, A. S. and Chen, G. (2003) A Raman spectroscopic study of bulk and surface ageing phenomena in polyethylene At 2003 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, United States. 19 - 22 Oct 2003. , pp. 145-148.

Borzabadi, E., Vaughan, A. S. and Bailey, A. G. (2003) Electrostatic surface potential decay on cellulose acetate At 2003 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, United States. 19 - 22 Oct 2003. , pp. 193-196.

Martin, C. P., Vaughan, A. S. and Sutton, S. J. (2003) The thermomechanical behaviour of crosslinked polyethylene cable insulation material At 2003 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, United States. 19 - 22 Oct 2003. , pp. 88-91.

Martin, C. P., Vaughan, A. S. and Sutton, S. J. (2003) On morphology, molecular composition and breakdown behaviour in semi-crystalline polymers At 2003 Annual Report Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, United States. 19 - 22 Oct 2003. , pp. 309-312.

Macdonald, A.M. and Vaughan, A.S. (2007) Numerical simulations of confocal Raman spectroscopic depth profiles of polymers: a photon scattering approach Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 38, (5), pp. 584-592.

Barre, L.L., Vaughan, A.S. and Suton, S.J. (2007) On thermally-activated degradation of guar gum J. Mater. Sci., 42, (14), pp. 5497-5507.

Yang, Quan-Hong, Gale, Nittaya, Oton, Claudio J., Li, Feng, Vaughan, Alun, Saito, Riichiro, Nandhakumar, Iris S., Tang, Zhi Yuan, Cheng, Hui-Ming, Brown, Tom and Loh, Wei (2007) Raman probe for selective-wrapping of single-walled carbon nanotubes by DNA Nanotechnology, 18, (40), pp. 1-5. (doi:10.1088/0957-4484/18/40/405706).

Hosier, I.L., Vaughan, A.S. and Sutton, S.J. (2007) Chemical, physical and electrical properties of aged dodecylbenzene: thermal ageing of mixed isomers in air IEEE Trans. Diel. Electr. Insul., 14, (5), pp. 1113-1124.

Hosier, I.L., Vaughan, A.S. and Tseng, W. (2007) Effect of polyethylene on morphology and dielectric breakdown in EVA blends At ICSD 2007. , pp. 184-187.

Hosier, I.L., Vaughan, A.S., Campus, A. and Nilsson, U. (2007) Morphology of novel XLPE cable systems At ICSD 2007. , pp. 227-230.

Matheson, T.N., Vaughan, A.S., Sutton, S.J. and Minigher, A. (2007) Electrical characteristics of epoxy/nanoclay nanodielectric systems At ICSD 2007. , pp. 326-329.

Green, C.D. and Vaughan, A.S. (2007) Polyethylene / montmorillonite nanocomposites: effect of masterbatch composition and maleic anhydride on AC electrical breakdown performance At ICSD 2007. , pp. 364-367.

Green, C.D. and Vaughan, A.S. (2007) Morphology and crystallization kinetics of a polyethylene / montmorillonite nanocomposite At ICSD 2007. , pp. 368-371.

Gherbaz, G. and Vaughan, A.S. (2007) Polymer blend and nucleating agent: on structural evolution and space charge on polyethylene (PE) blends and dibenzylidene sorbitol At ICSD 2007. , pp. 526-529.

Green, C.D. and Vaughan, A.S. (2007) Morphology and electrical breakdown of polyethylene / montmorillonite composites At CEIDP 2007, Canada. , pp. 635-638.

Hosier, I.L., Vaughan, A.S, and Sutton, S.J. (2007) Ageing behaviour of dodecylbenzene/mineral oil blends At CEIDP 2007, Canada. , pp. 67-72.

Hosier, I.L, Vaughan, A.S. and Sutton, S.J. (2007) Ageing of dodecylbenzene cable oil; novel diagnostic indicators At ISH 2007, Slovenia.

Vaughan, A.S. and Hosier, I.L. (2008) The effect of dibenzylidene sorbitol on the crystallization behaviour of polyethylene Journal of Materials Science, 48, (8), pp. 2922-2928.

Hosier, Ian L, Reaud, Sebastien, Vaughan, Alun S and Swingler, Steve G (2008) Morphology, thermal, mechanical and electrical properties of propylene-based materials for cable applications At IEEE International Symposium on Electrical Insulation, Canada. 07 - 11 Jun 2008. , pp. 502-505.

Hosier, Ian L, Vaughan, Alun S and Swingler, Steve G (2008) Studies on the ageing behavior of various synthetic and natural insulation oils At 2008 International Conference on Dielectric Liquids, France. 29 Jun - 04 Jul 2008. , pp. 331-334.

Hosier, Ian L, Vaughan, Alun S, Sutton, Simon J, Cooper, Jenny and Davis, Fred J. (2008) Chemical, physical and electrical properties of aged dodecylbenzene 3: thermal ageing of mixed isomers in nitrogen and sealed conditions IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 15, (4), pp. 1056-1064. (doi:10.1109/TDEI.2008.4591228).

Hosier, Ian L., Vaughan, Alun S., Sutton, Simon and Davis, Fred J. (2008) Chemical, physical and electrical properties of aged dodecylbenzene 2: thermal ageing of single isomers in air IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 15, (5), pp. 1393-1405. (doi:10.1109/TDEI.2008.4656249).

Gherbaz, Gabriele, Chen, George and Vaughan, Alun (2008) Polyethylene/Dibenzylidene Sorbitol: effect of composition on space charge of polymeric insulation systems At Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Canada. 26 - 29 Oct 2008. , pp. 161-164.

Hosier, I L, Guushua, A, Vaughan, A S and Swingler, S G (2009) Selection of a suitable vegetable oil for high voltage insulation applications Journal of Physics: Conference series, 183, (12014), pp. 1-5.

Hosier, I L, Cozzarini, L, Vaughan, A S and Swingler, S G (2009) Propylene based systems for high voltage cable insulation applications Journal of Physics: Conference series, 183, (12015), pp. 1-5.

Hosier, I.L., Vaughan, A.S., Swingler, S.G. and Moss, G (2009) Thermal and electrical ageing of silicone oil At International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering, South Africa. 24 - 28 Aug 2009. 5 pp, pp. 1-5.

Freebody, N A, Vaughan, A S and Lewin, P L (2009) Raman microprobe analysis and ageing in dielectrics Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 183, 012016-1-012016-5.

Hosier, I L, Vaughan, A S, Sutton, S J and Cooper, J (2009) An Ageing Study of Blends of Dodecylbenzene and Mineral Oil IEEE Transaction on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 16, (6), pp. 1664-1675.

Reading, Martin and Vaughan, Alun (2008) Dispersion and Rheology of Poly(ethylene oxide) / MMT Nanocomposites At CEIDP 2008.

Reading, Martin and Vaughan, Alun (2008) Rheological, thermal and electrical properties of Poly(ethylene oxide) / MMT nanocomposites At CEIDP 2008.

Reading, Martin and Vaughan, Alun (2009) Rheological, thermal and electrical properties of poly(ethylene oxide) / boehmite nanocomposites At CEIDP 2009.

Reading, Martin and Vaughan, Alun (2009) RHEOLOGICAL, THERMAL AND ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF POLY(ETHYLENE OXIDE) / SILICON DIOXIDE MICROCOMPOSITES At ISH 2009.

Hosier, Ian L, Vaughan, Alun S and Swingler, Steve G (2010) An investigation of the potential of ethylene vinyl acetate/polyethylene blends for use in recyclable high voltage cable insulation systems Journal of Materials Science, 45, (10), pp. 2747-2759.

Green, C.D., Vaughan, A.S., Mitchell, G.R. and Liu, T. (2008) Structure property relationships in polyethylene/montmorillonite nanodielectrics IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 15, (1), pp. 134-143. (doi:10.1109/T-DEI.2008.4446744).

Green, C and Vaughan, A (2008) Nanodielectrics - How much do we really understand? IEEE ELECTRICAL INSULATION MAGAZINE, 24, pp. 6-16.

Matheson, TN, Vaughan, AS, Cooper, J and Minigher, A (2008) Impact of sonication on the electrical properties of epoxy-clay composites CONFERENCE RECORD OF THE 2008 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ELECTRICAL INSULATION, VOLS 1 AND 2, pp. 219-222.

Dissado, L, Laurent, C, Montanari, GC, Shimizu, N, Fothergill, J, Lewin, P L, Sekii, Y, Nelson, K, Densley, J, Morshuis, P, Rowland, S, Gerhard, R, Okamoto, T, Arnold, M, Stevens, G, Vaughan, A, Fukunaga, K, Chen, G, da Silva, E, Fouracre, T and Holboll, JT (2008) An open letter to members of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, 24, p. 4.

Vaughan, A (2008) Raman Nanotechnology - The Lycurgus Cup IEEE ELECTRICAL INSULATION MAGAZINE, 24, p. 4.

Freebody, N. A., Vaughan, A. S. and Macdonald, A. M. (2010) On optical depth profiling using confocal Raman spectroscopy Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 396, (8), pp. 2813-2823. (doi:10.1007/s00216-009-3272-0).

Frechette, M F, Vijh, A, Trudeau, M L, Fabiani, D, Utraki, L, Gubanski, S, Sami, A, David, E, Kindersberger, J, Laurent, C, Reed, C, Morshuis, P, Andritsch, T, Kochetov, R, Krivda, A, Vaughan, A S, Fothergill, J, Dodd, S, Castellon, J, Guastavino, F and Alamdari, H (2010) Nanodielectrics; A “Universal” Panacea for Solving All Electrical Insulation Problems? At 2010 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Germany. 04 - 09 Jul 2010. , pp. 127-129.

Frechette, M F, Vijh, A, Utracki, L, Trudeau, M L, Sami, A, Laurent, C, Morshuis, P, Vaughan, A S, David, E, Castellon, J, Fabiani, D, Gubanski, S, Kindersberger, J, Reed, C, Krivda, A, Fothergill, J, Guastavino, F and Alamdari, H (2010) Nanodielectrics; A Panacea for Solving All Electrical Insulation Problems? At 2010 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Germany. 04 - 09 Jul 2010. , pp. 130-158.

Reading, M and Vaughan, A S (2010) Comparison of rheological, thermal and electrical properties of Poly(ethylene oxide) composites with micro and nano sized silicon dioxide filler At 2010 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Germany. 04 - 09 Jul 2010. , pp. 171-174.

Hosier, I L, Abd Rahman, M S, Westenbrink, E W and Vaughan, A S (2010) Laser Ablation of Polymeric Composites At 2010 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Germany. 04 - 09 Jul 2010. , pp. 455-459.

Holt, A F, Topley, A C, Brown, R C D, Lewin, P L, Vaughan, A S and Lang, P (2010) Towards Intelligent Insulation Technologies At 2010 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Germany. 04 - 09 Jul 2010. , pp. 818-821.

Freebody, N and Vaughan, A S (2010) Surface Ageing of Dielectric Materials in a Controlled Atmosphere: a Raman Microprobe Study At 2010 Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, United States. 17 - 20 Oct 2010. , pp. 54-57.

Reading, M and Vaughan, A S (2010) The effect of thermal ageing on the rheological, thermal and electrical properties of poly(ethylene oxide) At 2010 Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, United States. 17 - 20 Oct 2010. , pp. 85-88.

Yeung, C, Gherbaz, G and Vaughan, A S (2010) On the use of Raman and FTIR Spectroscopy for the Analysis of Silica-based Nanofillers At 2010 Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, United States. 17 - 20 Oct 2010. , pp. 526-529.

Hosier, I.L., Rogers, C., Vaughan, A.S. and Swingler, S.G. (2010) Ageing behavior of vegetable oil blends In Proceedings of a meeting held 17-20 October 2010, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers., pp. 668-671.

Holt, A F, Brown, R C D, Lewin, P L, Vaughan, A S and Lang, P (2011) Smart Materials as Intelligent Insulation At UHVnet 2011, United Kingdom. 18 - 19 Jan 2011. , p. 65.

Yeung, C, Gherbaz, G and Vaughan, A S (2011) On the use of Raman and FTIR Spectroscopy for the Analysis of Silica-based Nanofillers At UHVnet 2011, United Kingdom. 18 - 19 Jan 2011. , p. 57.

Hosier, I L, Vaughan, A S and Swingler, S G (2011) Towards Recyclable Insulation Materials for High Voltage Cables At UHVnet 2011, United Kingdom. 18 - 19 Jan 2011. , p. 16.

Lau, K Y, Vaughan, A S and Chen, G (2011) Dielectric Breakdown Strength of Polyethylene Nanocomposites At UHVnet 2011, United Kingdom. 18 - 19 Jan 2011. , p. 58.

Reading, M and Vaughan, A S (2011) Properties and Analysis of Thermally Aged Poly(ethylene oxide) At UHVnet 2011, United Kingdom. 18 - 19 Jan 2011. , p. 64.

Freebody, N A and Vaughan, A S (2011) A Raman Microprobe Study of Corona Ageing in a Controlled Atmosphere At UHVnet 2011, United Kingdom. 18 - 19 Jan 2011. , p. 18.

Hosier, Ian L., Vaughan, Alun S. and Swingler, Steven G. (2011) An investigation of the potential of polypropylene and its blends for use in recyclable high voltage cable insulation systems Journal of Materials Science, 46, (11), pp. 4058-4070. (doi:10.1007/s10853-011-5335-9).

Vaughan, Alun (2011) On the Permittivity of Nanodielectrics At Dielectrics 2011, United Kingdom. 13 - 15 Apr 2011.

Nguyen, Van, Vaughan, Alun, Lewin, Paul and Krivda, Andrej (2011) Effects of nanoparticle and stochiometry on properties of an epoxy system At Dielectrics 2011, United Kingdom. 13 - 15 Apr 2011.

Freebody, Nicola, Vaughan, Alun, Montanari, Gian Carlo and Wang, Le (2011) A confocal raman microprobe analysis of partial discharge activity in gaseous voids At Dielectrics 2011, United Kingdom. 13 - 15 Apr 2011.

Reading, Martin, Xu, Zhiqiang, Vaughan, Alun and Lewin, Paul (2011) The importance and methods of dispersing fillers into epoxy resin At Dielectrics 2011, United Kingdom. 13 - 15 Apr 2011.

Reading, Martin, Xu, Zhiqiang, Vaughan, Alun and Lewin, Paul (2011) The effect of sample thickness on the relative breakdown strength of epoxy systems At Dielectrics 2011, United Kingdom. 13 - 15 Apr 2011.

Lau, Kwan Yiew, Vaughan, Alun and Chen, George (2011) The effect of nanofiller on polyethylene system At Dielectrics 2011, United Kingdom. 13 - 15 Apr 2011.

Hosier, I. L., Abd Rahman, M. S., Vaughan, A. S., Krivda, A., Kommann, X and Schmidt, L E (2011) Laser ablation of silicone composites At Dielectrics 2011, United Kingdom. 13 - 15 Apr 2011.

Yeung, Celia and Vaughan, Alun (2011) The use of confocal Raman and FTIR spectroscopy for analysis of nanosilica composites At Dielectrics 2011, United Kingdom. 13 - 15 Apr 2011.

Holt, A F, Brown, R C D, Lewin, P L, Vaughan, A S and Lang, P (2011) Fluorescent Probes as Electrical Field Indicators At IEEE 2011 Electrical Insulation Conference, United States. 05 - 08 Jun 2011. , pp. 382-386.

Reading, M D, Xu, Z, Vaughan, A S and Lewin, P L (2011) The thermal and electrical properties of nano-silicon dioxide filled epoxy systems for use in high voltage insulation At IEEE 2011 Electrical Insulation Conference, United States. 05 - 08 Jun 2011. , pp. 492-496.

Hosier, I. L., Guushaa, A., Westenbrink, E. W., Rogers, C., Vaughan, A. S. and Swingler, S. G. (2011) Aging of Biodegradable Oils and Assessment of their Suitability for High Voltage Applications IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 18, (3), pp. 728-738.

Lau, K Y, Vaughan, Alun, Chen, George and Hosier, Ian (2011) On the effect of nanosilica on a polyethylene system Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 310, p. 12008.

Hosier, I L, Freebody, N A, Vaughan, A S, Swingler, S G and Moss, G (2011) Electrical Treeing in Silicone Rubber At 17th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering, Germany. 22 - 26 Aug 2011. , CD-ROM.

Green, C D, Vaughan, A S, Stevens, G C, Sutton, S J, Geussens, T and Fairhurst, M J (2011) Electrical and Mechanical Properties of new Recyclable Power Cable Insulation Materials based upon Polyethylene Blends At 17th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering, Germany. 22 - 26 Aug 2011. , CD-ROM.

Freebody, N A, Hosier, I L and Vaughan, A S (2011) Raman Microprobe Analysis of Electrical Treeing in Silicone Rubber At 17th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering, Germany. 22 - 26 Aug 2011. , CD-ROM.

Xu, Z, Reading, M, Vaughan, A S and Lewin, P L (2011) Space Charge Distribution in Filled Epoxy Composites Containing Micro and Nano Fillers At 14th International Symposium on Electrets, France. 27 - 31 Aug 2011. , pp. 119-120.

Green, C D, Vaughan, A S, Stevens, G C, Sutton, S J, Geussens, T and Fairhurst, M J (2011) On the Temperature Dependence of Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Recyclable Cable Insulation Materials based upon Polyethylene Blends At 2011 Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Mexico. 16 - 19 Oct 2011. , pp. 36-39.

Nguyen, V, Vaughan, A S, Lewin, P L and Krivda, A (2011) Stoichiometry and Effects of Nano-sized and Micro-sized Fillers on an Epoxy Based System At 2011 Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Mexico. 16 - 19 Oct 2011. , pp. 302-305.

Reading, M D, Vaughan, A S and Lewin, P L (2011) An investigation into improving the breakdown strength and thermal conduction of an epoxy system using boron nitride At 2011 Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Mexico. 16 - 19 Oct 2011. , pp. 636-639.

Hosier, I L, Abd Rahman, M S, Vaughan, A S, Krivda, A, Kornmann, X and Schmidt, L E (2011) Laser ablation of silicone composites Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 310, (1), 012010/1-012010/6.

Reading, M, Xu, Z, Vaughan, A S and Lewin, P L (2011) On sample preparation and dielectric breakdown in nanostructured epoxy resins Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 310, (1), 012009/1-012009/6.

Lau, K Y, Vaughan, A S, Chen, G and Hosier, I L (2012) Polyethylene Nanocomposites - a Solution Blending Approach At The Fifth UHVnet Colloquium, United Kingdom. 18 - 19 Jan 2012. , p. 8.

Holt, A F, Brown, R C D, Lewin, P L, Vaughan, A S and Lang, P (2012) Applications of Liquid Crystals in Intelligent Insulation At The Fifth UHVnet Colloquium, United Kingdom. 18 - 19 Jan 2012. , p. 16.

Vaughan, A S (2012) 5th UHVnet Invited Academic Lecture; Nanodielectrics: Opportunities and Challenges At The Fifth UHVnet Colloquium, United Kingdom. 18 - 19 Jan 2012. , p. 7.

Praeger, M., Saleh, E., Vaughan, A., Stewart, W.J. and Loh, W.H. (2012) Fabrication of nanoscale glass fibers by electrospinning Applied Physics Letters, 100, (6), p. 63114. (doi:10.1063/1.3684940).

Couderc, H., Frechette, M., Savoie, S., Reading, M.D. and Vaughan, A.S. (2012) Dielectric and thermal properties of boron nitride and silica epoxy composites At IEEE 2012 International Symposium on Electrical Insulation, Puerto Rico. 10 - 13 Jun 2012. 5 pp.

Pilgrim, J.A., Lewin, P.L. and Vaughan, A.S. (2012) Quantifying the operational benefits of new HV cable systems in terms of dielectric design parameters At IEEE 2012 International Symposium on Electrical Insulation, Puerto Rico. 10 - 13 Jun 2012. 5 pp.

Fréchette, M.F., Savoie, S., Couderc, H., Reading, M.D., Vaughan, A.S., Castellon, J. and Banet, L. (2012) Surface resistance of epoxy-based composites to electrical discharge At 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Electrical Insulation (ISEI 2012), Puerto Rico. 10 - 13 Jun 2012. 5 pp.

Alghamdi, Hisham A., Chen, G. and Vaughan, A.S. (2012) Simulation of electro-thermal aging based on the generic life-expression At 2012 IEEE International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis, Indonesia. 23 - 27 Sep 2012. , pp. 421-424.

Lau, K.Y., Vaughan, A.S., Chen, G. and Hosier, I.L. (2012) Polyethylene nanodielectrics: the effect of nanosilica and its surface treatment on electrical breakdown strength At 2012 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Canada. 14 - 17 Oct 2012. 4 pp, pp. 21-24.

Lau, K.Y., Vaughan, A.S., Chen, G. and Hosier, I.L. (2012) Dielectric response of polyethylene nanocomposites: the effect of surface treatment and water absorption At 2012 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Canada. 14 - 17 Oct 2012. 4 pp, pp. 275-278.

Nguyen, V., Vaughan, A.S., Lewin, P.L. and Krivda, A. (2012) On the stoichiometry with space charge and breakdown behaviour of an epoxy based system with nano-sized and micro-sized fillers At 2012 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Canada. 14 - 17 Oct 2012. 4 pp, pp. 287-290.

Yeung, C. and Vaughan, A.S. (2012) A study of how varying degrees of functionalised nanofiller have an effect on nanodielectrics At 2012 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Canada. 14 - 17 Oct 2012. 4 pp, pp. 319-322.

Couderc, H., Preda, I., Frechette, M., Savoie, S., Reading, M., Vaughan, A.S. and Castellon, J. (2012) Dielectric properties of boron nitride and silica epoxy composites At 2012 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Canada. 14 - 17 Oct 2012. 6 pp, pp. 511-516.

Frechette, M.F., Preda, O., Krivda, A., Veillette, R., Trudeau, M., Vaughan, A.S., David, E., Couderc, H., Vanga, C. and Castellon, J. (2012) Polymer composites having large content of nanofiller: a case study involving epoxy At 2012 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Canada. 14 - 17 Oct 2012. 6 pp, pp. 541-546.

Freebody, N.A., Vaughan, A.S., Lunt, P.J.B., Flavell, W.R. and Wincott, P.L. (2012) The chemical analysis and replication of polydimethylsiloxane by-products located within electrical trees At 2012 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Canada. 14 - 17 Oct 2012. 4 pp, pp. 585-588.

Alghamdi, H.A., Chen, G. and Vaughan, A.S. (2012) Comparison of two schools of polymeric ageing models: causes and effects of space charge At 2012 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Canada. 14 - 17 Oct 2012. 4 pp, pp. 827-830.

Banet, L., Camino, G., Castellon, J., Couderc, H., Dellea, O., Dreuilles, N., Eggenschwiler, H., Frechette, M.F., Fugier, P., Gao, F., Malucelli, G., Nigmatullin, R., Plyhm, T., Preda, I., Reading, M.D., Savoie, S., Schubert, C., Simon, H., Thompson, S., Vaessen, F., Vanga Bouanga, C. and Vaughan, A.S. (2012) Nano-structured hybrid sheets for electrotechnical high-power insulating applications: the Sol-gel route At 2012 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Canada. 14 - 17 Oct 2012. 5 pp, pp. 919-923.

Saleh, E., Praeger, M., Vaughan, A.S., Stewart, W.J. and Loh, W.H. (2012) The direct writing and focusing of nanoparticles generated by an electrical discharge Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 14, (11), p. 1220. (doi:10.1007/s11051-012-1220-y).

Chang, C., Lewin, P.L., Morshuis, P.H.F., Pilgrim, J.A., Cavallini, A., Vaughan, A.S., Montanari, G.C. and Serra, S. (2013) Modelling PD in cavities and PD-based degradation mechanisms At 6th UHVnet Colloquium – High Voltage Technologies and Metrology, United Kingdom. 16 - 17 Jan 2013.

Praeger, M., Vaughan, A. S. and Swingler, S. G. (2013) Nano-Silica Filled Polystyrene: Correlating DC Breakdown Strength and Particle Agglomeration. At UHVNet 2013, United Kingdom. 16 - 17 Jan 2013.

Alghamdi, H A, Chen, G and Vaughan, A S (2013) A New Electro-Thermal Aging Model Based on Trapping and De-trapping Process in Polymeric Materials At Dielectrics 2013, United Kingdom. 10 - 12 Apr 2013. , pp. 15-16.

Lau, K Y, Vaughan, A S, Chen, G, Hosier, I L and Holt, A F (2013) Absorption Current Behaviour of Polyethylene/Silica Nanocomposites At Dielectrics 2013, United Kingdom. 10 - 12 Apr 2013. , pp. 24-25.

Green, C.D., Vaughan, A.S., Stevens, G.C., Sutton, S.J., Geussens, T. and Fairhurst, M.J. (2013) Recyclable power cable comprising a blend of slow-crystallized polyethylenes IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 20, (1), pp. 1-9. (doi:10.1109/TDEI.2013.6451335).

Lau, K.Y., Vaughan, A.S., Chen, G., Hosier, I.L and Holt, A.F. (2013) On the dielectric response of silica-based polyethylene nanocomposites Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 46, (9), 095303/1-095303/9. (doi:10.1088/0022-3727/46/9/095303).

Heid, T F, Freebody, N A, Frechette, M F, Couderc, H, Vanga, C, David, E and Vaughan, A S (2013) Dielectric Properties of Epoxy/BN Micro- and Meso-composites: Dielectric Response at Low and High Electrical Field Strengths At IEEE 2013 Electrical Insulation Conference, Canada. 02 - 05 Jun 2013. 5 pp, pp. 25-29.

Holt, A F, Brown, R C D, Lewin, P L, Vaughan, A S and Lang, P (2013) Applications of Liquid Crystals in Intelligent Insulation At IEEE 2013 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Italy. 30 Jun - 04 Jul 2013. 4 pp, pp. 41-44.

Frechette, Michel F., Vijh, Ashok, Trudeau, Michel L., Utracki, Leszek, Sami, Abdelkalek, David, Eric, Laurent, Christian, Morshuis, Peter, Andritsch, Thomas, Kochetov, Roman, Vaughan, Alun, Castellon, Jerome, Fabiani, Davide, Gubanski, Stanislaw, Kindersberger, Josef, Reed, Clive, Krivda, Andrej, Fothergill, John, Dodd, Steven, Guastavino, Francesco and Alamdari, Houshang (2010) Nanodielectrics: a "universal" panacea for solving all electrical insulation problems? At 2010 10th IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics (ICSD), Germany. 04 - 09 Jul 2010. , pp. 1-3. (doi:10.1109/ICSD.2010.5568070).

Krivda, A., Tanaka, T., Frechette, M., Castellon, J., Fabiani, D., Montanari, G., Gorur, R., Morshuis, P., Gubanski, S., Kindersberger, J., Vaughn, A., Pelissou, S., Tanaka, Y., Schmidt, L., Iyer, G., Andritsch, T., Seiler, J. and Anglhuber, M. (2012) Characterization of epoxy microcomposite and nanocomposite materials for power engineering applications IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, 28, (2), pp. 38-51. (doi:10.1109/MEI.2012.6159180).

Hosier, I L, Vaughan, A S and Chippendale, R D (2013) Permittivity mismatch and its influence on ramp breakdown performance At IEEE 2013 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Italy. 30 Jun - 04 Jul 2013. 4 pp, pp. 644-647.

Vaughan, A S (2013) Nano at Nineteen At IEEE 2013 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Italy. 30 Jun - 04 Jul 2013. 4 pp, pp. 706-709.

Chang, C, Bai, T, Lewin, P L, Morshuis, P F, Pilgrim, J A, Cavallini, A, Vaughan, A S, Montanari, G C and Serra, S (2013) Developing an Experimental Method for a Cavity PD based Life Model At IEEE 2013 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Italy. 30 Jun - 04 Jul 2013. 4 pp, pp. 780-783.

Praeger, M, Vaughan, A S and Swingler, S G (2013) A dielectric spectroscopy study of the polystyrene/nanosilica model system At IEEE 2013 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Italy. 30 Jun - 04 Jul 2013. 4 pp, pp. 859-862.

Praeger, M, Vaughan, A S and Swingler, S G (2013) The breakdown strength and localised structure of polystyrene as a function of nanosilica fill-fraction At IEEE 2013 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Italy. 30 Jun - 04 Jul 2013. 4 pp, pp. 863-866.

Stevens, G C, Pye, A, Baker, P, Samuel, J G C, Fu, M, Perrot, F, Cooper, J, Tzemis, G, Vaughan, A S and Walker, D (2013) Nanocomposite Thermosetting Materials for HVDC Applications At IEEE 2013 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Italy. 30 Jun - 04 Jul 2013. 5 pp, pp. 867-871.

Heid, T, Savoie, S, Vanga, C, Frechette, M, David, E, Freebody, N A and Vaughan, A S (2013) Surface Resistance of Epoxy/BN Micro- and Mesocomposites Exposed to Electrical Discharges At IEEE 2013 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Italy. 30 Jun - 04 Jul 2013. 4 pp, pp. 872-875.

Lau, K Y, Vaughan, A S, Chen, G and Hosier, I L (2013) Space Charge Dynamics in Silica-based Polyethylene Nanocomposites At IEEE 2013 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Italy. 30 Jun - 04 Jul 2013. 4 pp, pp. 880-883.

Lau, K Y, Vaughan, A S, Chen, G, Hosier, I L and Holt, A F (2013) On Nanosilica Surface Functionalization Using Different Aliphatic Chain Length Silane Coupling Agents At IEEE 2013 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Italy. 30 Jun - 04 Jul 2013. 4 pp, pp. 896-899.

Preda, I, Castellon, J, Agnel, S, Notingher, P, Frechette, M, Heid, T, Couderc, H, Freebody, N A and Vaughan, A S (2013) Conduction Currents and Time to Frequency Domain Transformation for Epoxy Resin Nanocomposites At IEEE 2013 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Italy. 30 Jun - 04 Jul 2013. 4 pp, pp. 1060-1063.

Hosier, I.L., Abd Rahman, M.S., Vaughan, A.S., Krivda, A., Kornmann, X. and Schmidt, L.E. (2013) Comparison of laser ablation and inclined plane tracking tests as a means to rank materials for outdoor HV insulators IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 20, (5), pp. 1808-1819.

Andritsch, T., Kochetov, R., Morshuis, P.H.F., Smit, J.J. and Vaughan, A.S. (2013) Modeling of the permittivity of epoxy nanocomposites At Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP) 2013, China. 20 - 23 Oct 2013. 4 pp, pp. 722-725.

Holt, A F, Vaughan, A S and Lewin, P L (2014) A Comparison of Electrical Breakdown Characteristics of Composite Materials Prepared With Unmodified Micro and Nano Scale Barium Titanate At UHVNet 2014, United Kingdom. 15 - 16 Jan 2014.

Hosier, I.L., Ma, H and Vaughan, A. S. (2014) Effect of electrical and thermal ageing on the breakdown strength of silicone oil At 18th IEEE International Conference on Dielectric Liquids, Slovenia. 30 Jun - 03 Jul 2014. 4 pp.

Hosier, I.L., Gu, J., Chotchuangchutchavel, W. and Vaughan, A.S. (2014) Effect of viscosity and water content on the breakdown strength of vegetable oils At 18th IEEE International Conference on Dielectric Liquids, Slovenia. 30 Jun - 03 Jul 2014.

Boorman, O., Hosier, I.L., Praeger, M., Torah, R., Vaughan, A.S., Andritsch, T., Swingler, S.G and Topham, J. (2014) Barium titanate and the dielectric response of polystyrene-based composites At CEIDP 2014: IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, United States. 19 - 22 Oct 2014.

Lau, K.Y., Vaughan, A.S., Chen, George, Hosier, I.L., Holt, A.F. and Ching, Kuan Yong (2013) On the space charge and DC breakdown behavior of polyethylene/silica nanocomposites IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics & Electrical Insulation, 21, (1), pp. 340-351. (doi:10.1109/TDEI.2013.004043).

Wang, Yan, Chen, George and Vaughan, A. S. (2014) Space charge dynamics in silica-based polyethylene nanocomposites At 2014 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), United States. 19 - 22 Oct 2014. , pp. 727-730. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2014.6995777).

Nguyen, V T, Vaughan, A S, Lewin, P L and Krivda, A (2014) The Effect of Resin Stoichiometry and Nanoparticle Addition on Epoxy/Silica Nanodielectrics IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics & Electrical Insulation, 22, (2), pp. 895-905.

Stevens, G.C., Freebody, N.A., Hyde, A., Perrot, F., Szkoda-Giannaki, I., Vaughan, A.S., Virtanen, S., Baker, P., Bon, S.A.F., Coles, S.R. and Medlam, J.A. (2015) Balanced nanocomposite thermosetting materials for HVDC and AC applications At 2015 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), United States. 07 - 10 Jun 2015. , pp. 193-196.

Praeger, M., Hosier, I.L., Vaughan, A.S. and Swingler, S.G. (2015) The effects of surface hydroxyl groups in polyethylene-silica nanocomposites At 2015 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), United States. 07 - 10 Jun 2015. , pp. 201-204.

Ayoob, R., Andritsch, T. and Vaughan, A.S. (2015) The effect of material processing on the dielectric properties of polystyrene boron nitride nanocomposites At 2015 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), United States. 07 - 10 Jun 2015. , pp. 333-336.

Hosier, I.L., Praeger, M., Vaughan, A.S. and Swingler, S.G. (2015) Electrical properties of polymer nano-composites based on oxide and nitride fillers At 2015 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), United States. 07 - 10 Jun 2015. , pp. 438-441.

Vaughan, A.S., Green, C.D., Hosier, I.L., Stevens, G.C., Pye, A., Thomas, J.L., Sutton, S.J. and Guessens, T. (2015) Thermoplastic high performance cable insulation systems for flexible system operation At 2015 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), United States. 07 - 10 Jun 2015. , pp. 543-546.

Ayoob, R., Andritsch, T. and Vaughan, A.S. (2014) The effect of exfoliation on the breakdown strength of polystyrene boron nitride composites At 2014 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), United States. 19 - 22 Oct 2014. , pp. 675-678.

Ayoob, R., Andritsch, T. and Vaughan, A.S. (2014) Electrical breakdown strength of boron nitride polyethylene nanocomposites At The Seventh UHVnet Colloquium, United Kingdom. 15 - 16 Jan 2014.

Chen, George, Miao, Hao, Xu, Z., Vaughan, A.S., Cao, Junzheng and Wang, Haitian (2015) Review of high voltage direct current cables CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems, 1, (2), pp. 9-2. (doi:10.17775/CSEEJPES.2015.00015).

Lau, K.Y., Vaughan, A.S. and Chen, George (2015) Nanodielectrics: opportunities and challenges IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, 31, (4), pp. 45-54. (doi:10.1109/MEI.2015.7126073).

Praeger, Matthew, Hosier, Ian, Holt, Alex, Vaughan, Alun and Swingler, Steven (2015) On the Effect of Functionaliser Chain Length and Water Content in Polyethylene/Silica Nanocomposites: Part II – Charge Transport IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, pp. 1-9.

Hosier, Ian, Praeger, Matthew, Holt, Alex, Vaughan, Alun and Swingler, Steven (2015) On the Effect of Functionaliser Chain Length and Water Content in Polyethylene/Silica Nanocomposites: Part I – Dielectric Properties and Breakdown Strength IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, pp. 1-10.

Alghamdi, Hisham A., Chen, George and Vaughan, Alun (2015) Simulation of the developed electro-thermal aging model based on trapping and detrapping process At IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, United States. 18 - 20 Oct 2015. 5 pp.

Wang, Yan, Xu, Zhiqiang, Chen, George and Vaughan, Alun (2015) DC current in nanosilica-based polyethylene nanocomposites At IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, United States. 18 - 20 Oct 2015. 4 pp.

Praeger, M., Hosier, I.L., Vaughan, A.S. and Swingler, S.G. (2015) Calcined silica for enhanced polyethylene nano composites Applied Physics Letters, pp. 1-4.

Merrett, Geoff V. and Vaughan, Alun S. (2016) Improving Learning of Electronic Engineering Skills through e-Learning: a Case Study At 11th European Workshop on Microelectronics Education (EWME 2016), United Kingdom. 11 - 13 May 2016. 5 pp.

Yeung, Celia and Vaughan, Alun (2016) On the effect of nanoparticle surface chemistry on the electrical characteristics of epoxy-based nanocomposites [in special issue: Nano- and Microcomposites for Electrical Engineering Applications] Polymers, 8, (4), pp. 1-16. (doi:10.3390/polym8040126).

Ayoob, Raed, Andritsch, Thomas and Vaughan, Alun (2015) Material processing of polystyrene boron nitride nanocomposites At Early Career Reseachers Colloquium, United Kingdom. 16 Sep 2015.

Lau, Kwan, Vaughan, Alun, Chen, Guanghui, Hosier, Ian, Ching, K.Y. and Quirke, Nick (2016) Polyethylene/silica nanocomposites: absorption current and the interpretation of SCLC Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, pp. 1-31.

Virtanen, Suvi, Vaughan, Alun, Yang, Lupeng, Saiz, Fernan and Quirke, Nick (2016) Dielectric breakdown strength and electrical conductivity of low density polyethylene octylnanosilica composite At Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), Canada. 16 - 19 Oct 2016. 4 pp.

Saeedi, Istebreq, Vaughan, Alun and Andritsch, Thomas (2016) On the dielectric performance of modified epoxy networks At International Conference on Dielectrics (ICD), France. 03 - 07 Jul 2016. 4 pp. (doi:10.1109/ICD.2016.7547797).

Ayoob, Raed, Vaughan, Alun and Andritsch, Thomas (2016) Water absorption behaviour in polyethylene boron nitride nanocomposites At International Conference on Dielectrics (ICD), France. 03 - 07 Jul 2016. 4 pp.

Alhabill, Fuad, Vaughan, Alun and Andritsch, Thomas (2016) The effect of resin/hardener stoichiometry on the electrical properties of silicon nitride/epoxy nanocomposites At International Conference on Dielectrics (ICD), France. 03 - 07 Jul 2016. 4 pp.

Hosier, Ian L., Koilraj, Jim E.A. and Vaughan, Alun S. (2016) Effect of aging on the physical, chemical and dielectric properties of dodecylbenzene cable oil At ICD 2016: 1st International Conference on Dielectrics, France. 03 - 07 Jul 2016. , pp. 812-815.

Hosier, Ian L., Lai, Linxu and Vaughan, Alun S. (2016) Aging behaviour of dodecylbenzene in the presence of copper and dibenzyl disulfide (DBDS) At ICD 2016: 1st International Conference on Dielectrics, France. 03 - 07 Jul 2016. , pp. 1032-1035.

Cui, Lu, Chen, Weigen, Vaughan, Alun, Xie, Bo and Long, Zhenze (2016) Comparative analysis of air-gap PD characteristics: vegetable oil/pressboard and mineral Oil/pressboard IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, pp. 1-10.

Green, C.D., Vaughan, A.S., Stevens, G.C., Pye, A., Sutton, S.J., Geussens, T. and Fairhurst, M. J. (2014) Thermoplastic cable insulation comprising a blend of isotactic polypropylene and a propylene-ethylene copolymer IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 22, (2), pp. 639-648. (doi:10.1109/TDEI.2015.7076758).

Hao, M., Fazal, A., Vaughan, A., Chen, G., Cao, J. and Wang, H. (2016) The effect of electrode material and semicon bonding on space charge dynamics of XLPE At 2016 IEEE International Conference on Dielectrics (ICD), France. 03 - 07 Jul 2016. 4 pp. (doi:10.1109/ICD.2016.7547579).

Fazal, A., Hao, M., Vaughan, A., Chen, G., Cao, J. and Wang, H. (2016) The effect of composition and processing on electric characteristics of XLPE in HVDC cable applications At IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), 2016, Canada. 19 - 22 Jun 2016. , pp. 440-443. (doi:10.1109/EIC.2016.7548632).

Hosier, Ian, Koilraj, Jim and Vaughan, Alun (2016) Effect of aging on the physical, chemical and dielectric properties of dodecylbenzene IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, pp. 1-8.

Hao, M., Fazal, A., Vaughan, A., Chen, G., Zhou, Y. and Zhang, C. (2016) The impacts of degassing on space charge characteristics and DC conductivity in semicon-bonded XLPE For HVDC cable applications At IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP2016), Canada. 16 - 19 Oct 2016. 4 pp, pp. 97-100. (doi:10.1109/CEIDP.2016.7785533).

Hao, M., Fazal, A., Chen, G., Vaughan, A., Cao, J. and Wang, H. (2016) The impacts of the temperature and electric field on the electrical characteristics in semicon-bonded XLPE insulation At IEEE International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and Application (ICHVE 2016), China. 19 - 22 Sep 2016. 4 pp. (doi:10.1109/ICHVE.2016.7800830).

Hao, M., Fazal, A., Vaughan, A., Chen, G., Wang, H., Zhang, C. and Zhou, Y. (2016) The effects of semicon on space charge behavior under different temperature conditions for HVDC cable insulation At 2nd International Conference on HVDC - (HVDC2016), China. 25 - 27 Oct 2016. 6 pp.

Vryonis, Orestis, Andritsch, Thomas, Vaughan, Alun and Lewin, Paul (2016) Improved Lightning Protection of Carbon Fiber Reinforced polymer wind turbine blades: epoxy/graphene oxide nanocomposites At Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), Canada.

Vaughan, A S, Lewin, P L and Macdonald, A M (2016) Virtual Experiments: Providing students with a unique online laboratory experience At The Eleventh European Workshop on Microelectronics Education, United Kingdom. 11 - 13 May 2016. 4 pp, pp. 1-4.

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