Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is a nontoxic, nonflammable and chemically stable gas that is widely used as an arc quenching medium in medium-voltage (MV) and high-voltage (HV) circuit breakers and as an insulating medium in gas-insulated substations (GIS) and gas-insulated lines (GIL). However, SF6 has been designated as one of the six greenhouse gases by the Kyoto Protocol because the global warming potential (GWP) of SF6 is nearly 24000 times higher than that of CO2 over a 100 year interval. Additionally, SF6 decomposes into lower fluorides of sulphur which in turn react with electrodes or gas impurities to form many toxic products, such as sulphur dioxide, hydrofluoric acid and metal fluoride compounds, which are hazardous to maintenance personnel. Finding suitable substitutes to SF6 is therefore an urgent task.
Linlin Zhong, Qi Gu, Bingyu Wu. Graphite production in two-temperature non-LTE plasmas of C4F7N and C5F10O mixed with CO2, N2, and O2 as eco-friendly SF6 replacements: A numerical study. Plasma Processes and Polymers, 2021.
Linlin Zhong, Jie Xu, Xiaohua Wang, Mingzhe Rong. Electron-impact ionization cross sections of new SF6 replacements: A method of combining Binary-Encounter-Bethe (BEB) and Deutsch-Märk (DM) formalism. Journal of Applied Physics, 2019.
Linlin Zhong, Qi Gu, Shangzhi Zheng. An improved method for fast evaluating arc quenching performance of a gas based on 1D arc decaying model. Physics of Plasmas, 2019.
Linlin Zhong, Jiayu Wang, Jie Xu, Xiaohua Wang, Mingzhe Rong. Effects of Buffer Gases on Plasma Properties and Arc Decaying Characteristics of C4F7N-N2 and C4F7N-CO2 Arc Plasmas. Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, 2019.
Linlin Zhong, Yann Cressault, Philippe Teulet. Evaluation of Arc Quenching Ability for a Gas by Combining 1-D Hydrokinetic Modeling and Boltzmann Equation Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2019.
Linlin Zhong, Xiaohua Wang, Mingzhe Rong. Molecular orbital composition and its effect on electron-impact ionization cross sections of molecules: A comparative study. Physics of Plasmas, 2018.
Linlin Zhong, Jiayu Wang, Xiaohua Wang, Mingzhe Rong. Calculation of electron-impact ionization cross sections of perﬂuoroketone (PFK) molecules CxF2xO (x = 1-5) based on Binary-Encounter-Bethe (BEB) and Deutsch-Märk (DM) methods. Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 2018.
Linlin Zhong, Jiayu Wang, Xiaohua Wang, Mingzhe Rong. Comparison of dielectric breakdown properties for different carbon-fluoride insulating gases as SF6 alternatives. AIP Advances, 2018.
Linlin Zhong, Yann Cressault, Philippe Teulet. Thermophysical and radiation properties of high-temperature C4F8-CO2 mixtures to replace SF6 in high-voltage circuit breakers. Physics of Plasmas, 2018.
Linlin Zhong, Mingzhe Rong, Xiaohua Wang, Junhui Wu, Guiquan Han, Guohui Han, Yanhui Lu, Aijun Yang, Yi Wu. Compositions, thermodynamic properties, and transport coefficients of high-temperature C5F10O mixed with CO2 and O2 as substitutes for SF6 to reduce global warming potential. AIP Advances, 2017.
Linlin Zhong, Xiaohua Wang, Mingzhe Rong, Yann Cressault. Effects of copper vapour on thermophysical properties of CO2-N2 plasma. The European Physical Journal D, 2016.
Linlin Zhong, Yann Cressault, Xiaohua Wang, Mingzhe Rong, Philippe Teulet. Effects of Copper on Thermophysical Properties and Net Emission Coefficients of CO2-N2 Mixtures in High-Voltage Circuit Breakers. The 14th High-Tech Plasma Processes Conference (HTPP 14) (Munich, Germany), 2016.
Xiaohua Wang, Linlin Zhong, Jing Yan, Aijun Yang, Guohui Han, Guiquan Han, Yi Wu, Mingzhe Rong. Investigation of dielectric properties of cold C3F8 mixtures and hot C3F8 gas as Substitutes for SF6. The European Physical Journal D, 2015.
SenJing Yao, Ronghui Huang, Xin Zhang, Linlin Zhong, Xiaohua Wang, Yi Wu, Mingzhe Rong. Influence of copper contamination on dielectric breakdown properties of high-temperature SF6 gas based on Boltzmann equation analysis. 3rd International Conference on Electric Power Equipment - Switching Technology (Busan, Korea), 2015.
Xiaohua Wang, Linlin Zhong, Mingzhe Rong, Aijun Yang, Dingxin Liu, Yi Wu, Song Miao. Dielectric breakdown properties of hot SF6 gas contaminated by copper at temperatures of 300–3500 K. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2015.
Linlin Zhong, Aijun Yang, Xiaohua Wang, Dingxin Liu, Yi Wu, Mingzhe Rong. Dielectric breakdown properties of hot SF6-CO2 mixtures at temperatures of 300–3500 K and pressures of 0.01–1.0 MPa. Physics of Plasmass, 2014.
Yi Wu, Weizong Wang, Mingzhe Rong, Linlin Zhong, Joseph W Spencer, Jiudun Yan. Prediction of critical dielectric strength of hot CF4 gas in the temperature range of 300-3500 K. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 2014.