@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10710,
	  title     = {Analysis of Polymer Surface Modifications due to Discharges Initiated by Water Droplets under High Electric Fields},
	  author    = {Michael G. Danikas and  Ramanujam Sarathi and  Pavlos Ramnalis and  Stefanos L. Nalmpantis},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {This paper investigates the influence of various
parameters on the behaviour of water droplets on polymeric surfaces
under high electric fields. An inclined plane test was carried out to
understand the droplet behaviour in strong electric field. Parameters
such as water droplet conductivity, droplet volume, polymeric
surface roughness and droplet positioning with respect to the
electrodes were studied. The flashover voltage is affected by all
aforementioned parameters. The droplet positioning is in some cases
more vital than the droplet volume. Surface damages were analysed
using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) studies and by Energy
dispersive X-ray Analysis (EDAX). It is observes that magnitude of
discharge have direct influence on amount of surface da},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering},
	  volume    = {3},
	  number    = {2},
	  year      = {2009},
	  pages     = {116 - 121},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10710},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/26},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 26, 2009},