Standard Active Last Updated: Feb 19, 2020
ASTM C657-19

Standard Test Method for D-C Volume Resistivity of Glass

Significance and Use

4.1 This experimental procedure yields meaningful data for the dc volume resistivity of glass. It is designed to minimize space charge, buildup polarization effects, and surface conductances. The temperature range is limited to room temperature to the annealing point of the specimen glass.


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.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific hazard statements, see Section 5.

1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.02
Developed by Subcommittee: C14.04
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/C0657-19
ICS Code: 81.040.10