Polyethylene Glycol has an irregular current characteristic under constant voltage and slowly varying relative humidity. The current through a thin film of Gamma-isocyanatopropyltriethoxysilane added Polyethylene glycol (PEG-Si), its hydrogenated and hydrophobically modified forms, as a function of increasing relative humidity at equal time steps is analyzed for chaoticity. We suggest that the irregular behavior of current through PEG-Si thin films as a function of increasing relative humidity could best be analyzed for chaoticity using both time series analysis and detrended uctuation analysis; the relative humidity is kept as a slowly varying parameter. The presence of more then one regime is suggested by the calculation of the maximal Lyapunov exponents. Furthermore, the maximal Lyapunov exponent in each of the regimes was positive, thus confirming the presence of low dimensional chaos. DFA also confirms the presence of at least two different regimes, in agreement with the behavior of the maximal Lyapunov exponent in the time series analysis. We also suggest that the irregular behavior of the current through PEG-Si can be reduced by hydrogenating and hydrophobically modifying PEG-Si and the improvement in stability can be confirmed by our study.
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