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Influence of Temperature and Humidity on Bakelite Resistivity

Abstract : The use of phenolic or melaminic bakelite as RPC electrodes is widespread. The electrode resistivity is an important parameter for the RPC performance. As recent studies have pointed out, the bakelite resistivity changes with temperature and is influenced by humidity. In order to gain a quantitative understanding on the influence of temperature and humidity on RPC electrodes, we assembled an apparatus to measure resistivity in well-controlled conditions. A detailed description of the experimental set-up as well as the first resistivity measurements for various laminates in different environmental conditions are presented.
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R. Arnaldi, A. Baldit, V. Barret, N. Bastid, G. Blanchard, et al.. Influence of Temperature and Humidity on Bakelite Resistivity. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Elsevier, 2000, 456, pp.140-142. ⟨in2p3-00020556⟩



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