Mathematical Modeling of Charge Transfer Processes in Polymeric Ionites During the Water Vapor Sorption
Russian State Agricultural University, Kaluga branch, RU-248007, Kaluga, Russia
2 Moscow State Technological University “STANKIN”, RU-127055, Moscow, Russia
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Published online: 9 December 2019
Based on a thermodynamic approach, a mathematical model of charge transfer processes in the polymeric ionites (ion-exchange materials) during the water vapor sorption was developed. Theoretical dependences of the resistance of a polymeric ionite on the relative air humidity over the range 10-100% at physically reasonable values of the parameters of the system were obtained. The comparison of theoretical and experimental dependences has been performed. Possible reasons for and criteria of the phase transitions that lead to stepwise change of ionite resistance were discussed. The developed mathematical model adequately describes the available experimental data and allows formulating practical recommendations on selecting optimal polymeric coatings for the electrode units of molecular-electronic humidity gauges.
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