1.1 This test method covers the determination of the dc volume resistivity of a smooth, preferably polished, glass by measuring the resistance to passage of a small amount of direct current through the glass at a voltage high enough to assure adequate sensitivity. This current must be measured under steady-state conditions that is neither a charging current nor a space-charge, buildup polarization current.
1.2 This test method is intended for the determination of resistivities less than 1016 Ω·cm in the temperature range from 25°C to the annealing point of the glass.
Extracted, with permission, from ASTM D257 Standard Test Methods for DC Resistance or Conductance of Insulating Materials, copyright ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428. A copy of the standard may be purchased from ASTM International, phone 610-832-9555, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.astm.org.
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