Time-to-rupture and creep of polymers in radiation fields

  • V. F. Stepanov
  • S. E. Vaisberg
  • V. L. Karpov


The influence of electron bombardment on the time-to-rupture and creep of standard capron fibers in nitrogen and air was studied. An effect of the reversible increase in the creep rate was observed. It was shown that the time-to-rupture and creep rate of capron were substantially dependent on the radiation intensity, load, temperature, and ambient atmosphere. A formula describing the time-to-rupture and creep rate of polymers in radiation fields was derived, and it was shown that this formula correlates with a formula for the electrical conductivity of irradiated dielectrics.


Nitrogen Radiation Polymer Atmosphere Electrical Conductivity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. F. Stepanov
    • 1
  • S. E. Vaisberg
    • 1
  • V. L. Karpov
    • 1
  1. 1.Moscow

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