1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Dielectric Properties

  1. May 5, 2004 #1
    Where should I go to identify some very basic dielectric properties of the following materials: PVC, polyethylene, polystyrene, glass, acrylic, nylon, polyester?? I'm trying to determine whether these materials have negative or positive charges and how the charge is determined. My son, a 4th grader, is participating in a science fair....Thanks
  2. jcsd
  3. May 5, 2004 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    Try GE and DuPont web sites. I think they made most of these. They should have information on many properties.

    I don't know what you mean by having positive or negative charges. They should all be neutral, though some may have more of a propensity to accumulate positive or negative ions.

Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?

Similar Discussions: Dielectric Properties
  1. Silicon Properties (Replies: 2)

  2. Diesel properties? (Replies: 4)

  3. Properties of Rubber (Replies: 2)