Conduction and Polarization

  • Antonio Castellanos
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 380)


In the first part of this chapter we discuss the transport and generation of free charge carriers in a fluid subjected to an electric field. After formulating the charge conservation equation for each chemical species relevant to the process of electrical conduction, we discuss the concept of mobility. Then, the generation of ions is considered both in the bulk of the fluid, and at fluid-electrode interfaces, with emphasis on the physical scales responsible for the different processes. Simple injections laws will be formulated and discussed. More complicated injection laws will be considered by A. Zhakin in chapters 6 and 7.


Image Force Ionic Polarizability Polar Liquid Space Charge Density Nonpolar Liquid 
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  • Antonio Castellanos
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  1. 1.University of SevillaSpain

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