Polyimide is widely used insulation materials, such as power equipment, motor windings, multi layer insulated, and so on. As the operation environment is high temperature, high humidity, radiation, the dielectric insulation characteristic is decreased compared with pristine one. Especially, the space charge characteristics are obtained big different. Furthermore, the breakdown phenomenon is frequently produced. In this chapter, we discuss the dielectric phenomena through the viewpoints of charge accumulation under the following environment. High temperature, High humidity, DC application, PWM application, Radio-active rays (electron, proton).
Part of the book: Polyimide for Electronic and Electrical Engineering Applications