Shock-Induced Polarization in Polar Materials

  • M. De Icaza-Herrera
  • A. Migault
  • J. Jacquesson


Several authors [1–4] have shown that polar materials become polarized by the passage of an intense shock wave. The experimental arrangement is shown in Fig. 1. The polar material is the dielectric of a parallel-plate capacitor. An explosive charge is detonated next to one electrode and the shock transmitted into the dielectric causes a current to flow through the resistance connected to the electrodes. A typical current-time polarization signal is shown in Fig. 2.

Fig. 1

Experimental arrangement for a shock induced experiment.


Shock Wave Shock Front Experimental Arrangement Explosive Charge Shock Wave Propagation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. De Icaza-Herrera
    • 1
  • A. Migault
    • 2
  • J. Jacquesson
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMéxico CityMéxico
  2. 2.Universite de PoitiersPoitiers-CedexFrance

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