A dielectric study of poly(ethylene‐co‐vinyl acetate)‐poly(vinyl chloride) blends. III. Direct current conductivity and electrode polarization

G. S. Rellick, J. Runt

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The large direct current (d.c.) conductance observed at low frequencies and high temperatures in conjunction with a simple electrical circuit model was used to calculate specific conductivities in PVC and mixtures of PVC with a poly(ethylene‐vinyl acetate) copolymer. Activation energies for d.c. conduction and dipole relaxation in PVC and the blends were found to be in reasonable correspondence. The effects of different electrode materials on the d.c. conductance as well as on electrode polarization are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1425-1438
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1988


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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