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Electrical properties and transport conduction mechanism of nitrile rubber/poly(vinyl chloride) blend



The current–voltage characteristics of acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR)/poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) blends are studied as a function of sample temperature and PVC content. These samples showed ohmic behavior up to (225 V), after this value the behavior become SCLC (space charge limited conduction). The results obtained show that the charge carriers are generated by Richardson–Schottky emission from the electrode as well as from trapped ionic impurities at high fields. The activation energy of the prepared samples was calculated by using Arrhenius equation. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2010