Fall 2013 Meeting of the Four Corner Section of the American Physical Society, University of Denver Denver, CO October 18-19, 2013
The time independent conductivity of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is useful in determining rates of conductivity based on intrinsic properties of a material. A simple, yet elegant, parallel plate capacitor setup allowed for data collection which extended beyond 97 hours. Through precise measurements the different stages of charge distribution were determined to the level of 3 10-16 A. Through the use of data analysis programs, the dielectric constant and dispersion constant were both determined for LDPE and then compared with a simple, macroscopic, first-principles model to determine the quality of the fit.
Phillip Lundgreen, Dekany, J., & Dennison, J. R. (2013, October 18). Time Dependent Conductivity of Low Density Polyethylene. Presented at the Fall 2013 Meeting of the Four Corner Section of the American Physical Society, Denver, CO.