Frequency dependent electrical properties of polycrystalline olivine compacts

J. J. Roberts, James Tyburczy

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The complex electrical properties of polycrystalline San Carlos olivine compacts were measured over the range of frequency 10-4-104 Hz from 800° to 1400°C under controlled oxygen fugacity. The impedance data display a strong frequency dependence that is evidenced most clearly when the results are displayed in the complex impedance plane. A parameterized model of the frequency dependent electrical response using equivalent electrical circuits is presented. Two distinct conduction mechanisms of the sample are observed: grain interior and grain boundary conduction. Each occurs over a different range of frequency. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16,205-16,222
JournalJournal of geophysical research
Issue numberB10
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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