Preprint Article Version 1 Preserved in Portico This version is not peer-reviewed

Surface Resistivity of Silicone Rubber Formulations Tested in Room Ambient Conditions: The Case of Silicone Rubber Formulations With and Without Filler Materials

Version 1 : Received: 29 August 2021 / Approved: 31 August 2021 / Online: 31 August 2021 (11:29:32 CEST)

How to cite: Mushi, A.; Kyaruzi, A. Surface Resistivity of Silicone Rubber Formulations Tested in Room Ambient Conditions: The Case of Silicone Rubber Formulations With and Without Filler Materials. Preprints 2021, 2021080567 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202108.0567.v1). Mushi, A.; Kyaruzi, A. Surface Resistivity of Silicone Rubber Formulations Tested in Room Ambient Conditions: The Case of Silicone Rubber Formulations With and Without Filler Materials. Preprints 2021, 2021080567 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202108.0567.v1).

Abstract

Silicone rubber formulations in the form of thin discs have been studied under room ambient conditions for their surface characteristics. The samples were silicone rubber manufactured in laboratory and those industrially manufactured. The measurements were done using an electrometer high resistance meter, applying dc voltage under normal room ambient conditions. The results show that the silicone rubber samples show higher values of surface resistivity when the dc voltage was applied. Silicone rubber samples manufactured in laboratory seem to exhibit erratic behaviour unlike their corresponding silicone rubbers manufactured in industry; this could be due to manufacturing shortcomings in laboratory and the irregularities in the way the silicone rubber adhered to the concentric ring electrodes. The empirical current traversing the surface of the silicone rubbers does not decay exponentially but rather it decays as an exponential power of the energization time.

Keywords

Silicone Rubber; Surface Resistance; Surface Resistivity; Surface Charging

Comments (0)

We encourage comments and feedback from a broad range of readers. See criteria for comments and our diversity statement.

Leave a public comment
Send a private comment to the author(s)
Views 0
Downloads 0
Comments 0
Metrics 0


×
Alerts
Notify me about updates to this article or when a peer-reviewed version is published.
We use cookies on our website to ensure you get the best experience.
Read more about our cookies here.