High voltage insulation materials based on functional polymer nanocomposites – design and implementation of the computational tool‐box swegrids-logo

SweGRIDS research area MATERIAL
SweGRIDS project code ML3
Project type PostDoc
Status completed
Researcher Fritjof Nilsson   (webpage)
University KTH (CBH)
Project period 2012-09-01 to 2014-08-31   
Project supervisor Mikael Unge   (webpage)
Industrial sponsors ABB

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Project abstract

This project started with the development of methodology to obtain the detailed information about the structure and dielectric performance of the interface between nanoparticles and a polymer matrix. This includes adapting commercially available ab-initio-based programs to the actual systems and then to combined the extracted information from this study with the mesoscale program. This combined approach will be tested on data obtained for real materials manufactured in parallel projects (Martin Wåhlander and Wangshu Li).

Summary of work

This is a new start although a lot of algorithms have been developed with a Swedish Research Council project, the modeling of dielectric performance at a meso-scale level. The following simulation tools have been developed: Finite Element Packages for predicting conductivity, diffusivity and heat transfer in isotropic and anisotropic nano-composites. Electrical Network Packages for predicting conductivity in isotropic and anisotropic nano-composites. A Distance Calculation Package for calculating dispersion properties from composite micrographs. A Morphology Package for mimicking different dispersion properties. A Tie-Chain Package for predicting the fraction of entanglements and tie-chains in branched polyethylene as function of temperature, molar mass distribution, branch fraction distribution, crystallinity and crystal thickness.

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Nanocomposites and polyethylene blends : two potentially synergistic strategies for HVDC insulation materials with ultra-low electrical conductivity
Fritjof Nilsson,   Mattias E. Karlsson,   Ulf W Gedde,   Roland Kadar,   Karolina Gaska,   Christian Mueller,   Per-Ola Hagstrand,   Richard Olsson,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist,   Thomas Gkourmpis.
2021,   Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 204

Microplastics Originating from Polymer Blends : An Emerging Threat?
Xin-Feng Wei,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Haiyan Yin,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist.
2021,   Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 55(8)

Functional Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery by Surface Engineering of Polymeric Nanoparticle Post-Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly
H. Asem,   W. Zheng,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Y. Zhang,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist,   M. Hassan,   E. Malmström.
2021,   ACS Applied Bio Materials, vol. 4(1)

Role of Hydrogen Bonding in Wheat Gluten Protein Systems Plasticized with Glycerol and Water
Hüsamettin Deniz Özeren,   Xin-Feng Wei,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Richard Olsson,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist.
2021,   Polymer

Time- and Feedback-Dependent DLO Phenomena in Oxidative Polymer Aging
Erik Linde,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Matija Barrett,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist,   Mathew C. Celina.
2021,   Polymer degradation and stability, vol. 189

Electrical conductivity of anisotropic PMMA composite filaments with aligned carbon fibers - predicting the influence of measurement direction
Muchao Qu,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Yijing Qin,   Guanda Yang,   Qun Gao,   Wei Xu,   Xianhu Liu,   Dirk W. Schubert.
2020,   RSC Advances, vol. 10(7)

Lamellae-controlled electrical properties of polyethylene - morphology, oxidation and effects of antioxidant on the DC conductivity
Mattias E. Karlsson,   Xiangdong Xu,   Henrik Hillborg,   Valter Ström,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Richard Olsson.
2020,   RSC Advances, vol. 10(8)

Solubility and Diffusivity of Polar and Non-Polar Molecules in Polyethylene-Aluminum Oxide Nanocomposites for HVDC Applications
Shima L. Holder,   Mattias E. Karlsson,   Richard S. Olsson,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist,   Fritjof Nilsson.
2020,   Energies, vol. 13(3)

Biocompatible, Flexible Strain Sensor Fabricated with Polydopamine-Coated Nanocomposites of Nitrile Rubber and Carbon Black
Muchao Qu,   Yijing Qin,   Yue Sun,   Huagen Xu,   Dirk W. Schubert,   Kai Zheng,   Wei Xu,   Fritjof Nilsson.
2020,   ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 12(37)

A Study of a Novel Synergy Definition for Ternary CB/CNT Composites Suggesting a Representative Model for CB and CNT
G. Yang,   D. W. Schubert,   Fritjof Nilsson,   M. Qu,   M. Redel.
2020,   Macromolecular Theory and Simulations, vol. 29(5)

Starch/Alkane Diol Materials: Unexpected Ultraporous Surfaces, Near-Isoporous Cores, and Films Moving on Water
Hüsamettin Deniz Özeren,   Antonio Jose Capezza,   Samy Gharbi,   Manon Guivier,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Richard Olsson,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist.
2020,   ACS Omega, vol. 5(44)

Prediction of Plasticization in a Real Biopolymer System (Starch) using Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Hüsamettin Deniz Özeren,   Richard Olsson,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist.
2020,   Materials & design, vol. 187(108387)

Ranking Plasticizers for Polymers with Atomistic Simulations; PVT, Mechanical Properties and the Role of Hydrogen Bonding in Thermoplastic Starch
Hüsamettin Deniz Özeren,   Manon Guivier,   Richard Olsson,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist.
2020,   ACS Applied Polymer Materials, vol. 2(5)

Novel definition of the synergistic effect between carbon nanotubes and carbon black for electrical conductivity
Muchao Qu,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Dirk W. Schubert.
2019,   Nanotechnology, vol. 30(24)

Characterization of Reduced and Surface-Modified Graphene Oxide in Poly(Ethylene-co-Butyl Acrylate) Composites for Electrical Applications
Carmen Sanchez,   Martin Wåhlander,   Mattias E. Karlsson,   Diana C. Marin Quintero,   Henrik Hillborg,   Eva Malmström,   Fritjof Nilsson.
2019,   Polymers, vol. 11(4)

Universal and anisotropic simulation platform for the study of electrical properties of conductive polymer composites
G. Yang,   Fritjof Nilsson,   D. W. Schubert.
2019,   2017 Europe/Africa Regional Conference of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS), Dresden, Germany, 27 June 2017 through 29 June 2017

Modelling anti-icing of railway overhead catenary wires by resistive heating
Fritjof Nilsson,   Ali Moyassari,   Angela Bautista,   Abraham Castro,   Ignacio Arbeloa,   Mikael Jarn,   Urban Lundgren,   Jan Welinder,   Kenth Johansson.
2019,   International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 143

Understanding and modelling the diffusion process of low molecular weight substances in polyethylene pipes
Shima Holder,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist,   Fritjof Nilsson.
2019,   Water Research

A Study of Finite Size Effects and Periodic Boundary Conditions to Simulations of a Novel Theoretical Self-Consistent Mean-Field Approach
Guanda Yang,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Dirk W. Schubert.
2019,   Macromolecular Theory and Simulations

Effect of filler orientation on the electrical conductivity of carbon Fiber/PMMA composites
M. Qu,   Fritjof Nilsson,   D. W. Schubert.
2018,   Fibers, vol. 6(1)

Novel Theoretical Self-Consistent Mean-Field Approach to Describe the Conductivity of Carbon Fiber-Filled Thermoplastics : PART II. Validation by Computer Simulation
Guanda Yang,   Dirk W. Schubert,   Muchao Qu,   Fritjof Nilsson.
2018,   Macromolecular Theory and Simulations, vol. 27(4)

Critical considerations on load-to-failure test for monolithic zirconia molar crowns
Keisuke Nakamura,   Shuhei Ankyu,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Taro Kanno,   Yoshimi Niwano,   Per Vult von Steyern,   Ulf Örtengren.
2018,   Journal of The Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, vol. 87

Prediction of plasticization mechanisms for biobased plastics through a combined experimental and molecular dynamics simulations approach
Hüsamettin Deniz Özeren,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Richard Olsson,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist.
2018,   256th National Meeting and Exposition of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) - Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Beyond, AUG 19-23, 2018, Boston, MA, vol. 256

Influence of Nanoparticle Surface Coating on Electrical Conductivity of LDPE/Al2O3 Nanocomposites for HVDC Cable Insulations
Dongming Liu,   A. T. Hoang,   Amir Masoud Pourrahimi,   Love K. H. Pallon,   Fritjof Nilsson,   S. M. Gubanski,   Richard T. Olsson,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist,   Ulf W. Gedde.
2017,   IEEE transactions on dielectrics and electrical insulation, vol. 24(3)

Tailoring Dielectric Properties using Designed Polymer-Grafted ZnO Nanoparticles in Silicone Rubber
Martin Wåhlander,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Richard L. Andersson,   Carmen Cobo Sanchez,   Nathaniel Taylor,   Anna Carlmark,   Henrik Hillborg,   Eva Malmström.
2017,   Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 5

Electrical conductivity and mechanical properties of melt-spun ternary composites comprising PMMA, carbon fibers and carbon black
M. Qu,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Y. Qin,   G. Yang,   Y. Pan,   X. Liu,   G. Hernandez Rodriguez,   J. Chen,   C. Zhang,   D. W. Schubert.
2017,   Composites Science And Technology, vol. 150

Conductive biofoams of wheat gluten containing carbon nanotubes, carbon black or reduced graphene oxide
Qiong Wu,   Henrik Sundborg,   Richard L. Andersson,   Kevin Peuvot,   Leonard Guex,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist,   Richard T. Olsson.
2017,   RSC Advances, vol. 7(30)

Three-Dimensional Nanometer Features of Direct Current Electrical Trees in Low-Density Polyethylene
Love K. H. Pallon,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Shun Yu,   Dongming Liu,   Ana Diaz,   Mirko Holler,   Xiangrong R. Chen,   Stanislaw Gubanski,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist,   Richard T. Olsson,   Ulf W. Gedde.
2017,   Nano letters (Print), vol. 17(3)

First-principle simulations of electronic structure in semicrystalline polyethylene
Ali Moyassari,   Mikael Unge,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist,   Ulf W. Gedde,   Fritjof Nilsson.
2017,   Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 146(20)

Reduced and Surface-Modified Graphene Oxide with Nonlinear Resistivity
Martin Wåhlander,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Richard L. Andersson,   Anna Carlmark,   Henrik Hillborg,   Eva Malmström.
2017,   Macromolecular rapid communications, vol. 38(16)

Influence of water uptake on the electrical DC-conductivity of insulating LDPE/MgO nanocomposites
Fritjof Nilsson,   Mattias Karlsson,   Love K. H. Pallon,   Marco Giacinti,   Richard T. Olsson,   Davide Venturi,   Ulf W Gedde,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist.
2017,   Composites Science And Technology, vol. 152

Simulating the effective electric conductivity of polymer composites with high aspect ratio fillers
Fritjof Nilsson,   Johannes Krueckel,   Dirk W. Schubert,   Fei Chen,   Mikael Unge,   Ulf W. Gedde,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist.
2016,   Composites Science And Technology, vol. 132

The impact of MgO nanoparticle interface in ultra-insulating polyethylene nanocomposites for high voltage DC cables
L. K. H. Pallon,   A. T. Hoang,   A. M. Pourrahimi,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist,   Fritjof Nilsson,   S. Gubanski,   U. W. Gedde,   Richard T. Olsson.
2016,   Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 4(22)

Conductivity simulations of field-grading composites
Fritjof Nilsson,   Mikael Unge.
2016,   Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, vol. 49(33)

Liquid-core nanocellulose-shell capsules with tunable oxygen permeability
A.J. Svagan,   C. Bender Koch,   Mikael Hedenqvist,   Fritjof Nilsson,   G. Glasser,   S. Baluschev,   M.L. Andersen.
2016,   Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 136

Hydrophobic matrix-free graphene-oxide composites with isotropic and nematic states
Martin Wåhlander,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Anna Carlmark,   Ulf W Gedde,   Steve Edmondson,   Eva Malmström.
2016,   Nanoscale, vol. 8

Correction: Hydrophobic matrix-free graphene-oxide composites with isotropic and nematic states
Martin Wåhlander,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Anna Carlmark,   Ulf W Gedde,   Steve Edmondson,   Eva Malmström.
2016,   Nanoscale, vol. 8

Simulation of semi-crystalline polyethylene : Effect of short-chain branching on tie chains and trapped entanglements
Ali Moyassari,   Hakhamanesh Mostafavi,   T. Gkourmpis,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist,   Ulf W. Gedde,   Fritjof Nilsson.
2015,   Polymer, vol. 72

Image Analysis Determination of the Influence of Surface Structure of Silicone Rubbers on Biofouling
Sevil Atari Jabarzadeh,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Henrik Hillborg,   Sigbritt Karlsson,   Emma Strömberg.
2015,   International Journal of Polymer Science

Polymer-grafted Al2O3-nanoparticles for controlled dispersion in poly(ethylene-co-butyl acrylate) nanocomposites
Martin Wåhlander,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Emma Larsson,   Wen-Chung Tsai,   Henrik Hillborg,   Anna Carlmark,   Ulf W. Gedde,   Eva Malmström.
2014,   Polymer, vol. 55(9)

Chitosan extrusion at high solids content : An orthogonal experimental design study
Fei Chen,   Fritjof Nilsson,   M. Gällstedt,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist.
2014,   Polymers from Renewable Resources, vol. 5(1)

Predicting Solubility and Diffusivity of Gases in Polymers under High Pressure : N-2 in Polycarbonate and Poly(ether-ether-ketone)
Fritjof Nilsson,   K. Hallstensson,   K. Johansson,   Z. Umar,   Mikael Hedenqvist.
2013,   Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, vol. 52(26)

Exploiting the nano-sized features of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) for the development of controlled-release packaging
C. A. Cozzolino,   Fritjof Nilsson,   M. Iotti,   B. Sacchi,   A. Piga,   S. Farris.
2013,   Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, vol. 110

Simulations of Semi-Crystalline Polymers and Polymer Composites in order to predict Electrical, Thermal, Mechanical and Diffusion Properties
Fritjof Nilsson.
2012,   Thesis (PhD), KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Trita-CHE-Report 2012:15

Dye release behavior from polyvinyl alcohol films in a hydro-alcoholic medium : Influence of physicochemical heterogeneity
Carlo A. Cozzolino,   Thomas Blomfeldt,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Antonio Piga,   Luciano Piergiovanni,   Stefano Farris.
2012,   Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, vol. 403

Modelling tie-chains and trapped entanglements in polyethylene
Fritjof Nilsson,   X. Lan,   T. Gkourmpis,   Mikael Hedenqvist,   Ulf Gedde.
2012,   Polymer, vol. 53(16)

Thermal Conductivity and Combustion Properties of Wheat Gluten Foams
Thomas O. J. Blomfeldt,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Tim Holgate,   Jianxiao Xu,   Eva Johansson,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist.
2012,   ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 4(3)

Validation of a 3D CT method for measurement of linear wear of acetabular cups : A hip simulator study
Anneli Jedenmalm,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Marilyn E. Noz,   Douglas D. Green,   Ulf W. Gedde,   Ian C. Clarke,   Andreas Stark,   Gerald Q. Maguire Jr.,   Michael P. Zeleznik,   Henrik Olivecrona.
2011,   Acta Orthopaedica, vol. 82(1)

Water transport in aluminium oxide-poly(ethylene-co-butylacrylate) nanocomposites
Patricia Nordell,   Fritjof Nilsson,   Mikael Hedenqvist,   Henrik Hillberg,   Ulf Gedde.
2011,   European Polymer Journal, vol. 47(12)

Modelling the Relative Permittivity of Anisotropic Insulating Composites
Fritjof Nilsson,   Ulf Gedde,   Mikael Hedenqvist.
2011,   Composites Science And Technology, vol. 71(2)

Mass transport and high barrier properties of foodpackaging polymers
Fritjof Nilsson,   Mikael Hedenqvist.
2011,   Multi-functional and nano-reinforcedpolymers for food packaging

Small-Molecule Diffusion in Semicrystalline Polymers as Revealed by Experimental and Simulation Studies
Fritjof Nilsson,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist,   Ulf W. Gedde.
2010,   18th World Forum on Advanced Polymeric Materials Siegen, GERMANY, APR 07-10, 2010

Meso-scale modelling of composites and semi-crystalline polymers
Fritjof Nilsson.
2009,   Thesis (Licentiate), KTH, Trita-CHE-Report 2009:54

Penetrant diffusion in polyethylene spherulites assessed by a novel off-lattice Monte-Carlo technique
Fritjof Nilsson,   Ulf W. Gedde,   Mikael S. Hedenqvist.
2009,   European Polymer Journal, vol. 45(12)

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