Electrical Engineering/Alloys in insulators.

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Dear Prof Cleggsan

Is it possible to form alloys in insulators i. e Mixing two or more insulators to form a strong insulating medium.

Examples - Rubber, Glass, Plastic etc

Thanks
Prashant

Answer
There is a wide range of insulation requirements for electric applications.  In low voltage environments the choice  is usually simple. In complex machinery motors and generators the enamels used are carefually formulated.  In high voltage or high tension long lines the insulator must be strong enough to withstand the weight and stress caused by long gaps between tension towers and wind, hale, rain, etc.

The low voltage applications are pretty well standardized but in high voltage, long lines and machinery applications research is ongoing.  See below.

http://www.professionalplastics.com/professionalplastics/InsulatingMaterialsList

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insulator_(electricity)

http://www.electrical4u.com/electrical-insulator-insulating-material-porcelain-g

In the next link, start your learning on page 3:
http://criepi.denken.or.jp/en/publications/pamphletslabo/electric.pdf

The above links will give you a good background in the area of insulating materials used for various levels of application in the electric and electronics fields of application.  

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