Dielectric Properties of Inhomogeneous Media

  • P. A. M. Steeman
  • J. van Turnhout


Inhomogeneous media present an interesting class of materials for dielectric research. Differences in conductivity of the phases of an inhomogeneous medium give rise to interfacial polarization, the build-up of space charges near the interfaces between the various phases. Such a polarization usually occurs at frequencies lower than the time scales typical of dipolar polarizations. Moreover, the contribution of interfacial polarization to the dielectric properties of a material is often much larger than the dipolar contributions.


Dielectric Property Dielectric Function Inhomogeneous Medium Filler Particle Interfacial Polarization 
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