Surface charge distribution characteristics on insulating materials under negative corona in sphere-plane gaps

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  • Jingwen Huang
  • Liancheng Xiu
  • Guohua Yue
  • Fan Yi
  • Jin Qi

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Original languageEnglish
Article number012001
Journal / PublicationJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Online published20 Apr 2022
Publication statusPublished - 2022


Title2022 International Conference on Semiconductors, Electromagnetics and Condensed Matter Physics, SECMP 2022
CityVirtual, Online
Period25 - 27 February 2022



The accumulation of space charge on the insulation surface can affects the distribution of the total electric field. The surface charge distribution characteristics of dielectrics under negative corona have been studied using spherical plate gaps in this paper. In order to measure the surface potential of three insulating materials under the influence of a DC corona by vibrating electrostatic probe. The experiment tested the surface potential of silicone rubber circular specimen and two umbrella-type disks with different curvatures under negative corona in a spherical gap. Afterwards, a new inversion algorithm was proposed in order to convert the surface potential to a surface charge density. Potential spots were found on the surface of silicone rubber, and the degree of charge clustering of umbrella-type disks was positively correlated with curvature. This experiment will serve as a foundation for future research on the surface charge distribution characteristics of insulation in HVDC corona equipment. Meanwhile, it can also be applied to optimize the insulation design.

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