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Engineers at the University of Southampton's School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) are working to develop prototype insulation systems that could lead to new high-efficiency electrical generators.
Originally posted by Violater1
This is the parent article,
The article states,"A polymer route based on polymer/inorganic nanoparticle blending including a novel mica paper structure involving dielectric nano-flakes.
The aim of the project is to replace the current insulation tapes with tapes integrating nanofillers in order to increase their field strength and thermal conductivity.
Originally posted by Mr Tranny
That article is a bit misleading.
The new insulation promises to allow better heat conduction from the center of the winding to the outside.
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
However the other promise you didn't mention, the increased field strength. While that's a promise I'm not sure they can deliver, if they are able to do so, then it might have other benefits like actually improving the efficiency as claimed, instead of just lowering size and cost from the thermal efficiency improvements as you explained.