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Frequency dependence of electroluminescence measurement in LDPE.

Bani, Nurul Aini; Abdul-Malek, Zulkurnain; Aris, Siti Armiza Mohd; Jalil, Siti Zura A.; Muhtazaruddin, Mohd Nabil; Kaidi, Hazilah Mad; Rahman, Sharipah Alwiah Syed Abd; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Rey, Jorge Alfredo Ardilla


Nurul Aini Bani

Zulkurnain Abdul-Malek

Siti Armiza Mohd Aris

Siti Zura A. Jalil

Mohd Nabil Muhtazaruddin

Hazilah Mad Kaidi

Sharipah Alwiah Syed Abd Rahman

Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki

Abdullahi Abubakar Mas'ud

Siti Hawa Abu-Bakar

Jorge Alfredo Ardilla Rey


A good insulator for high voltage cable has low dielectric loss, reasonable flexibility and thermo-mechanically stable. However, prolonged application of electrical stresses on the cable will degraded the cable; physically and morphologically. Electrical degradation in high voltage cable can be detected using electroluminescence (EL) method. Electroluminescence is a phenomenon that occurs when the atoms of a material are being excited due to the application of and external high electrical stresses. There are several external factors that affect the behaviour of electroluminescence emission such as, applied voltage, applied frequency, ageing of material and types of materials. In this paper, the EL measurement is employed to determine the effect of applied frequency on virgin LDPE at fixed and varying applied voltage. It can be observed that EL emission increases as applied frequency increases with increasing voltage applied. However, interesting EL behaviour is observed when varying frequency is applied from 10 Hz to 100 Hz.


BANI, N.A., ABDUL-MALEK, Z., MOHD ARIS, S.A., JALIL, S.Z.A., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., MAD KAIDI, H., RAHMAN, S.A.S.A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., MAS'UD, A.A., ABU-BAKAR, S.H. and REY, J.A.A. 2017. Frequency dependence of electroluminescence measurement in LDPE. Presented at the 2016 International conference on electrical, electronic, communication and control engineering (ICEECC2016), 18-19 December 2016, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name 2016 International conference on electrical, electronic, communication and control engineering (ICEECC2016)
Conference Location Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Start Date Dec 18, 2016
End Date Dec 19, 2016
Deposit Date Mar 24, 2017
Publicly Available Date Mar 24, 2017
Keywords Electroluminescence; Partial discharge; Electrical treeing; Low density polyethylene
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