The application of principal component analysis to study TSDC spectra

M.J. Given, R.A. Fouracre, H. Banford

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The technique of principal component analysis has been applied to spectra obtained by thermally stimulated discharge current measurements on polyimide films. The films had been aged by gamma irradiation followed by long term exposure to elevated temperatures. The relationship between the aging history and the changes observed in the principal component values derived from the spectra are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003
EventAnnual Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP) - Albuquerque, United States
Duration: 19 Oct 200322 Oct 2003


ConferenceAnnual Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP)
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • application
  • principal component
  • analysis
  • study
  • tsdc spectra
  • aging
  • temperature
  • solids
  • principal component analysis
  • polyimides
  • inductors
  • history
  • dielectric measurements
  • current measurement
  • chemicals

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