Electrical and mechanical characterization of high-density polyethylene/ethylene vinyl acetate/organoclay nanocomposite
A ternary dielectric is made of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and organoclay (OC) nanocomposites, through mixing granuls of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA). The morphological properties of nanocomposites are examined using X-ray diffraction (XRD) spectra and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) which intercalate/exfoliate morphology of clay particles. It is shown that the electrical and mechanical properties of HDPE/EVA binary blend will be enhanced significantly when OC was treated with EVA compound. The insulation material which is developed in this work can be employed to insulate the adjacent core steel sheets of a high voltage transformer.