The University of Southampton

The Use of Raman Microscopy in the Analysis of Electerical Aging in Polymeric Insulators

Nanomaterials and Dielectrics, High Voltage Engineering
EPSRC, SuperGen

This project involves the application of confocal Raman microscopy to the study of ageing effects in polymeric materials. The work involves three elements: a study of the relationships between the optical characteristics of the sample material and the confocal sampling process; the use of Raman microscopy as a analytical tool for the study of defect structures (voids, trees, corona discharge etc) in dielectrics; an investigation of the chemical changes that occur during exposure to high electric fields.

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Associated research group

  • Electronics and Computer Science
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