Proceedings of the 12th Rocky Mountain NASA Space Grant Consortium NASA Fellowship Symposium
Rocky Mountain NASA Space Grant Consortium
Measurements of resistivity of low density polyethylene (LDPE) have been made using the standard constant voltage method to determine the temperature dependence of resistivity. Where electrons are assumed to serve as the primary charge carriers, their mobility is believed to be dependent on their probability of hopping between trapping sites treated as potential wells. We consider our measurements of this relatively simple polymeric material using temperature-dependant models of conduction mechanisms developed for amorphous solids and semi-conductors.
Jerilyn Brunson and JR Dennison, “Hopping Conductivity in Low-Density Polyethylene,” Proceedings of the 12th Rocky Mountain NASA Space Grant Consortium NASA Fellowship Symposium, (Salt Lake City, UT, May 8 2007).