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Surface morphology and raman analysis of the polyimide film aged under bipolar pulse voltage

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  • Yang Yang,

    1. School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China
    2. Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-Structures of Ministry of Education and School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China
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  • Di Yin,

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China
    2. Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-Structures of Ministry of Education and School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China
    • School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China
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  • Chuyu Zhong,

    1. School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China
    2. Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-Structures of Ministry of Education and School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China
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  • Rui Xiong,

    1. School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China
    2. Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-Structures of Ministry of Education and School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China
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  • Jing Shi,

    1. School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China
    2. Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-Structures of Ministry of Education and School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China
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  • Zhengyou Liu,

    1. School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China
    2. Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-Structures of Ministry of Education and School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China
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  • Xuan Wang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-Structures of Ministry of Education and School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China
    2. Key Laboratory of Engineering Dielectric and its Application, Ministry of Education, Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin 150040, People's Republic of China
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  • Qingquan Lei

    1. Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-Structures of Ministry of Education and School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China
    2. Key Laboratory of Engineering Dielectric and its Application, Ministry of Education, Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin 150040, People's Republic of China
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Abstract

Polyimide film has the weakness of high processing temperature and low corona resistance, which restrain its further development. Kapton 100 HN polyimide films with a thickness of 50 μm were aged by needle-plane electrode under 4 kV bipolar pulse voltages for 4 h at different frequencies (300—900 Hz). The surface morphologies of the pristine and aged polyimide films were analyzed using an atomic force microscope, and the changes in chemical bonds during corona aging were analyzed by Raman spectra. Different surface morphologies are observed using AFM, and the parameters all have sharp increases, which reveal that the surface morphology is obviously influenced by the corona aging under the bipolar pulse voltage. Raman results show that there are peak shifts and changes of the relative band intensities, which demonstrate that the chemical bonds in the polymer chains are reoriented by the electric field. Moreover, the corona aging of the polyimide film became severe at high frequency. POLYM. ENG. SCI., 2013. © 2012 Society of Plastics Engineers

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