The University of Southampton

Space Charge in Fluid Dielectric

Applied Electromagnetism, Space and surface charge

Methods for measurement of space charge in dielectric solids are well advanced and have been widely reported. This project will consider the optical measurement method of Kerr effect for quantifying space charge in a dielectric fluid. Although the experiments are relatively straightforward careful consideration needs to be given to analysis of obtained image data as any dielectrophoretic effects will need to be accounted for. Ultimately the aim of the project is to develop a tool that will facilitate the study of dielectric fluid behaviour in electric fields at a macroscale.

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  • Electronics and Computer Science
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