Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 41, Issue 19, pp 6396–6402 | Cite as

Electrical properties of EVA filled by zinc powder

  • J. R. Subiela
  • J. López
  • R. Balart
  • J. J. García-Jareño
  • F. VicenteEmail author


Elastic composites of zinc powder directly dispersed within an EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) matrix were prepared by a hot plates procedure. Conductance of samples depends on the filler content in three different regimes: polarization, tunnelling effect and percolation. The surface corrosion was monitored by means of optical, SEM and EDX methods, and after that the loss of mass was checked. The corrosion only affects to the zinc particles placed of the surface of the composite samples.


Percolation Threshold HDPE Colour Histogram Zinc Powder Ultrasound Bath 



This work was financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (Project “MUVE” MAT2000−0100-P4-03). J.J. García-Jareño acknowledges to this organism their position (“Ramón y Cajal” Program).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Subiela
    • 1
  • J. López
    • 2
  • R. Balart
    • 2
  • J. J. García-Jareño
    • 1
  • F. Vicente
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Physical ChemistryUniversity of ValenciaBurjassot, ValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Ingeniery and MaterialsPolitecnic University of ValenciaAlcoiSpain

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