The Seismoelectric Effect in Rocks

  • Eleonora I. Parkhomenko
Part of the Monographs in Geoscience book series (MOGEO)

Abstract

In this chapter, we will consider a comparatively little-known electrical phenomenon observed in rocks — the seismoelectric effect. The seismoelectric effect is considered to be the development of a difference in potential between two adjacent points in a water-bearing rock when an elastic wave passes through it. The seismoelectric effect is an expression of the electrokinetic phenomenon which has been studied in colloid chemistry [1, 2]. Therefore, it is worthwhile considering the fundamental characteristics and mechanisms involved in the electrokinetic phenomenon, before attempting to understand the seismoelectric effect.

Keywords

Zeta Potential Elastic Wave Electrical Double Layer Pore Radius Surface Conductance 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eleonora I. Parkhomenko
    • 1
  1. 1.O. Yu. Shmidt Institute of Physics of the EarthAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowUSSR

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