A Short Review on Polymer Nanocomposites for Enameled Wires: Possibilities and Perspectives

  • M. Danikas Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • S. Morsalin University of New South Wales, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, Sydney, Australia


Polymer nanocomposites constitute a new generation of insulating materials, capable of offering better electrical, thermal and mechanical properties. Past research indicated that such materials may replace conventional polymers for a variety of industrial high voltage applications. In the present paper, polymer nanocomposites are investigated regarding the insulation of enameled wires. Possible nanocomposite candidates are discussed.

Keywords: enameled wires, nanocomposites, nanoparticles, partial discharges, charges, voltage rise time, insulation deterioration


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