Dielectric Spectroscopy of Solutions

  • Richard Buchner
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 133)


This contribution gives a short introduction into the basic principles of dielectric spectroscopy and its application in solution chemistry. Exemplified by recent results it is shown that precise complex permittivity spectra obtained by the use of time domain and frequency domain methods in the mega- to gigahertz range yield specific information on solvent dynamics as well as on ion-solvation and ion-association phenomena that is not readily accessible with other techniques.


Hydration Shell Rotational Correlation Time Molecular Rotation Orientational Polarization Dispersion Amplitude 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Buchner
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  1. 1.Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische ChemieUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany

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