Decay of Electric Charge on Corona Discharge Polyethylene
L. Zhanga, Z. Xub and G. Chenb
a Institute of Fluid Physics, CAEP, P.O. Box 919-150, Mianyang 621900, China,
b School of Electrical and Computer Science, Southampton University, UK
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In this paper, surface potential decay after corona charge deposition has been investigated for low density polyethylene (LDPE) films. We believe that the three ways of electron charge decay on the surface of insulating polyethylene film is reasonable. The factor of neutralizing with opposite charge in air is negligible, and leakage along insulator surface or through the body is much more important for electron charge decay. Both ways are related with surface voltage of the sample. When the voltage is lower than a critical value, surface leakage contributes most. If the voltage is higher than this value, the electron energy on the surface of the sample exceeds the critical value and it is easy to cross the "deep trap". In this situation, the body leakage is more important, and the decay on the surface of sample speeds. That is why there exists decay curve crossing phenomenon.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.115.1197
PACS numbers: 52.80.-s, 81.05.Lg, 84.30.Jc