Liquid-phase and gas-phase modification of silica nanoparticles for dielectric nanocomposites

Amirhossein Mahtabani

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Moving towards a planetary civilization, i.e. being able to harvest and use all of the energy available on the planet, requires integration of renewable energy resources into the existing grids. To pursue this objective is also to be able to transmit this energy over long distances. Enters High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology, and the project Gridable. Cables are one of the irrefutable components of HVDC technology, and the insulation material of these cables plays an undeniable role in determining their performance.

The present thesis is in pursuit of a high-performance, sustainable material for this purpose. A thermoplastic nanocomposite that exhibits reproducible improvements in terms of dielectric properties, while carrying the potential for a sustainable end-of-life.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Dierkes, Wilma K., Supervisor
  • Blume, Anke, Supervisor
Award date22 Oct 2021
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-365-5274-5
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2021


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