TITLE

Radiation-induced space charge in polymer film capacitors

AUTHOR(S)
Kurtz, S. R.; Anderson, R. A.
PUB. DATE
November 1986
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;11/24/1986, Vol. 49 Issue 21, p1484
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A space-charge mapping technique was used to observe the formation of x-ray-induced space charge in poly(ethylene terephthalate) and polystyrene capacitor structures. Electronic transport processes, responsible for radiation-induced conductivity in these insulators, produced trapped space charge adjacent to the electrodes. These results were consistent with the conclusions of earlier photoconductivity measurements and revealed injection processes that limit the buildup of space charge.
ACCESSION #
9821476

 

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