6. Material Notes and Tables

  1. Henry B. Garrett and
  2. Albert C. Whittlesey

Published Online: 4 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241400.ch6

Guide to Mitigating Spacecraft Charging Effects

Guide to Mitigating Spacecraft Charging Effects

How to Cite

Garrett, H. B. and Whittlesey, A. C. (2012) Material Notes and Tables, in Guide to Mitigating Spacecraft Charging Effects, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118241400.ch6

Author Information

  1. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 MAY 2012

Book Series:

  1. JPL Space Science and Technology Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Joseph H. Yuen

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118186459

Online ISBN: 9781118241400



  • conductor material list;
  • dielectric material list;
  • ESD analysts;
  • material density;
  • material resistivity;
  • spacecraft materials


This chapter has been included in the book to place material resistivity, density, and dielectric strength properties in one convenient place for ESD analysts. These lists contain spacecraft materials that might often be considered when doing penetrating electron-charging analyses, charge-accumulation analyses, and breakdown estimates. The lists are generally correct, but the reader should recheck the parameters, especially the resistivity and dielectric strength parameters, for any detail work. The two lists discussed in the chapter are: the dielectric material list and the conductor material list. The chapter shows how resistivity and the dielectric constant together combine to determine material time constants, indicating relative desirability for ESD sensitive applications, and provides the resistivity and density information for some conductors.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

aerospace materials; density; dielectric materials; electrostatic discharge; Resistance