Observation of electron transport in polyethylene terephthalate and the radiation hardening of dielectrics

Kurtz, S. R.
June 1985
Applied Physics Letters;6/1/1985, Vol. 46 Issue 11, p1105
Academic Journal
Electron-induced conductivity measurements were performed on polyethylene terephthalate to compare electron and hole contributions to the radiation-induced conductivity. The electron mobility in this material was found to be >=102 times that of the holes. This result explains an earlier observation that the radiation-induced conductivity of polyethylene terephthalate can be radically reduced by chemically doping this dielectric with electron acceptor molecules.


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