A new application area for fullerenes: voltage stabilizers for power cable insulation.

Markus Jarvid, Anette Johansson, Renee Kroon, Jonas Bjuggren, Harald Wutzel, Villgot Englund, Stanislaw Gubanski, Mats R. Andersson, Christian Muller

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    Abstract

    A study was conducted to demonstrate that voltage stabilizers for power cable insulation created a new application area for fullerenes. The study investigated the use of C 60 and [6,6]-phenyl-C 61 -butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) fullerenes as voltage stabilizers for high-voltage power cable insulation. The most commonly used polyethylene grade for power cable insulation was low-density polyethylene (LDPE). The study investigated C 60 and PCBM in a first set of experiments. An LDPE compound containing DCP with a concentration c = 1 mmol kg -1 of C 60 or PCBM and corresponding to a weight fraction of about 0.1 wt% was impregnated to perform the experiments.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)897-902
    Number of pages6
    JournalAdvanced Materials
    Volume27
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015

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