Accession Number:

AD0726927

Title:

Electrical Conductivity of Irradiated Polyvinyl Chloride as a Function of Temperature.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The electrical conductivity of polyvinyl chloride was measured as a function of temperature over the range 30-70C before and after irradiation with 1.3-Mev gammas. Three orders of magnitude increase in conductivity were observed for the irradiated specimens after a dose of 4.8 x 10 to the 7th power Rads. Scission of the polymer chain as the dominant effect of the irradiation is postulated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plastics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE