Effect of Silica Nanofiller in XLPE on Electrical Treeing

  • N. S. M. Nazar
  • N. S. Mansor
  • N. A. Muhamad
  • A. I. Mohamed
  • M. Mariatti
  • M. KamarolEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 547)


This paper presents the electrical treeing behavior in cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) nanocomposites with the addition of silica nanofiller. The concentration of silica nanofiller in XLPE was varied from 0, 0.5 and 1.0 wt%. The needle plate electrodes were used to investigate the electrical treeing. The structure and the propagation length of electrical tree growth were investigated after 30 min of tree inception voltage. The result of electrical treeing was compared between pure XLPE and XLPE/Silica. The result shows the tree inception voltage increases with the increasing of nanofiller concentration. The results also revealed that the bush type tree was formed in all concentrations.


Electrical treeing XLPE Silica nanofiller 



The authors would like to thank (USM) and MOHE for financial support under the Fundamental Grant Scheme (FRGS: 6071372).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. S. M. Nazar
    • 1
    • 2
  • N. S. Mansor
    • 1
  • N. A. Muhamad
    • 1
  • A. I. Mohamed
    • 3
  • M. Mariatti
    • 4
  • M. Kamarol
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringUniversiti Pertahanan Nasional MalaysiaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.Faculty of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringUniversiti Malaysia PahangPahangMalaysia
  4. 4.School of Materials and Mineral Resources EngineeringUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia

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