Triboelectricity in Polymers

  title={Triboelectricity in Polymers},
  author={J. C. Henniker},
IT must be emphasized that the reality of a triboelectric series implies a single determinant property acting at both donor and acceptor surfaces. An ‘abundance effect’1, if real, may be a cause of minor anomalies, but it cannot be dominant since metals, which may be inserted in the series, contain incomparably more conduction electrons than do insulators. The Frenkel mechanism2 of thermal excitation alone is inadequate, since pyrolysis would occur, in the 100 µsec suggested by Frenkel, below… 
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