Electrical Properties of Glass

  • L. L. Hench
  • H. F. Schaake


The purpose of this review paper on the electrical properties of glass is threefold. First, the theoretical basis for understanding the electrical behavior of glass will be reviewed. Second, a synthesis of the understanding of composition and structure effects will be presented; and third, important problems in this area will be discussed. The theoretical review will first consider a general theory of conductivity, followed by more specific discussions of ionic conductivity and electronic conductivity. Dielectric properties of glass will also be considered, including theory, polarization mechanisms, and the current status of understanding composition, thermal history, microstructural and ultra-structural effects. Dielectric breakdown and switching glasses will be briefly considered.


Electrical Property Dielectric Loss Silicate Glass Axial Ratio Loss Peak 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. L. Hench
    • 1
  • H. F. Schaake
    • 1
  1. 1.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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