The European Physical Journal B

, Volume 68, Issue 2, pp 197–200 | Cite as

Insulated electrodes for eliminating conductivity in dielectric relaxation experiments

  • R. RichertEmail author
Solid State and Materials


In a variety of samples, conductivity is a limiting factor regarding the resolution of dielectric loss peaks of interest. One approach to eliminating the signal that originates from conductivity is the use of insulating layers on one or both electrodes. For the typical case, it is shown that insulation layers add errors rather than improving the situation.


77.22.Gm Dielectric loss and relaxation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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