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Books on Dielectric Topics

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A. Schönhals, P. Szymoniak (eds.), Dynamics of Composite Materials (Springer, Cham, 2022)

"The book presents recent developments in the field of composites, investigated by Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy (BDS) and sheds a special focus on nanocomposites. This volume compares the results obtained by BDS with data from other methods like hyphenated calorimetry, dynamical-mechanical spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy and neutron scattering. The addressed systems range from all kinds of model systems, such as polymers filled with spherical silica particles, advanced materials such as polymers with molecular stickers or hyperbranched polymer-based matrices to industrially significant systems, like epoxy-based materials. The book offers an excellent insight to a valuable application of dielectric spectroscopy and it is a helpful guide for every scientist who wants to study dynamics in composite materials."

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F. Kremer, A. Loidl (eds.), The Scaling of Relaxation Processes (Springer, Cham, 2018)

“The dielectric properties especially of glassy materials are nowadays explored at widely varying temperatures and pressures without any gapin the spectral range from µHz up to the Infrared, thus covering typically 20 decades or more. This extraordinary span enables to trace the scaling and the mutual interactions of relaxation processes in detail, e.g. the dynamic glass transition and secondary relaxations, but as well far infrared vibrations, like the Boson peak. Additionally the evolution of intra-molecular interactions in the course of the dynamic glass transition is also well explored by (Fourier Transform) Infrared Spectroscopy. This volume within 'Advances in Dielectrics' summarizes this knowledge and discusses it with respect to the existing and often competing theoretical concepts.”

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R. Richert (ed.), Nonlinear Dielectric Spectroscopy (Springer, Cham, 2018)

“This book introduces the ideas and concepts of nonlinear dielectric spectroscopy, outlines its history, and provides insight into the present state of the art of the experimental technology and understanding of nonlinear dielectric effects. Emphasis is on what can be learned from nonlinear experiments that could not be derived from the linear counterparts.”

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J. Habasaki, C. León, K. L. Ngai, Dynamics of Glassy, Crystalline and Liquid Ionic Conductors - Experiments, Theories, Simulations (Springer, Cham, 2017)

“By covering the basic concepts, theories/models, experimental techniques and data, molecular dynamics simulations, and relating them together, the book on Dynamics of Glassy, Crystalline and Liquid Ionic Conductors will be of great interest to many in basic and applied research areas from the broad and diverse communities of condensed matter physicists, chemists, materials scientists and engineers. The book also provides the fundamentals for an introduction to the field and it is written in such a way that can be used for teaching courses either at the undergraduate or graduate level in academic institutions.”

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M. Paluch (ed.), Dielectric Properties of Ionic Liquids (Springer, Berlin, 2016)

“The book covers one of the most essential area of physical chemistry i.e. the electric properties of ionic liquids and their macromolecular counterpanes. The chapters include: synthesis of ionic liquids, rotational and translational diffusion in these systems, introduction to nanometric interfacial layers being due to electrode polarization effects, femto- to nanosecond dynamics in ionic liquids, as well as the charge transport of ionic materials at ambient and elevated pressure.”

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S. Napolitano (ed.) Non-equilibrium Phenomena in Confined Soft Matter (Springer, Berlin, 2015)

“This book deals with those properties of non-equilibrium soft matter that deviate greatly from the bulk properties as a result of nanoscale confinement. The ultimate physical origin of these confinement effects is not yet fully understood. At the state of the art, the discussion on confinement effects focuses on equilibrium properties, finite size effects and interfacial interactions.”

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F. Kremer (ed.), Dynamics in Geometrical Confinement (Springer, Berlin, 2014)

“This book describes the dynamics of low molecular weight and polymeric molecules when they are constrained under conditions of geometrical confinement. It covers geometrical confinement in different dimensionalities: (i) in nanometer thin layers or self-supporting films (1-dimensional confinement) (ii) in pores or tubes with nanometric diameters (2-dimensional confinement) (iii) as micelles embedded in matrices (3-dimensional) or as nanodroplets.”

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V. Raicu, Y. Feldman, Dielectric Relaxation in Biological Systems: Physical Principles, Methods, and Applications (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2014)

“This book covers the theoretical basis, experimental methods, and practical applications of the dielectric properties of biological systems, such as water, electrolytes and polyelectrolytes, solutions of biological macromolecules, cell suspensions, and cellular systems. The first six chapters cover theoretical, methodological, and experimental aspects of relaxation and dispersion in biological dielectrics at molecular, cellular, and cellular aggregate levels. Applications are presented in the following eight chapters, which are organized in the order of increased complexity, beginning with pure water, amino acids, and proteins, continuing with vesicles and simple cells such as erythrocytes, and then with more complex, organelle-containing cells and cellular aggregates.”

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K. L. Ngai, Relaxation and Diffusion in Complex Systems (Springer, New York, 2011)

“Experimental evidences of universal relaxation and diffusion properties in complex materials and systems are presented. The materials discussed include liquids, colloids, polymers, rubbers, plastic crystals, biomolecules, ceramics, electrolytes, fuel cell materi­als, molten salts, inorganic, organic, polymeric and metallic glass-formers. The origin of the universal properties is traced to the relaxation dynamic of interacting many-body systems, rigorous theory of which does not exist as this time. However taking advan­tage of some insight and guides by solutions of much simplified models, predictions of the properties have been generated. The predictions can explain qualitative as well as quantitative in many cases the experimentally observed properties of different complex materials, essentially from the strength of the many-body interaction. The success pro­vides some measure of understanding the relaxation properties of complex interacting systems and also paves the way for the construction of rigorous theories in the future. Change of relaxation dynamics when dimensions are reduced to nanometer scale are also considered and discussed.”

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G. Floudas, M. Paluch, A. Grzybowski, K. L. Ngai, Molecular Dynamics of Glass-Forming Systems - Effects of Pressure (Springer, Berlin, 2011)

“Pressure is one of the essential thermodynamic variables that, due to some former experimental difficulties, was long known as the “forgotten variable.” But this has changed over the last decade. This book includes the most essential first experiments from the 1960s and reviews the progress made in understanding glass formation with the application of pressure in the last ten years. The systems include amorphous polymers and glass-forming liquids, polypeptides and polymers blends. The thermodynamics of these systems, the relation of the structural relaxation to the chemical specificity, and their present and future potential applications are discussed in detail.”

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F. Kremer, A. Schönhals (Eds.), Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy (Springer, Berlin, 2002)

“It is intended that this book be more than a monograph at the leading edge of research. Therefore in three introductory chapters written in the style of a textbook, broadband dielectric spectroscopy is described in its theoretical foundation, its experimental techniques, and in the way dielectric spectra have to be analyzed. In the chapters 4–13, examples are described where the dielectric method has made important contributions to modern scientific topics. This is, of course, far from being a comprehensive overview and corresponds to the research interests of the editors. In chapters 14 and 15, two novel experimental techniques are introduced which are closely related to dielectric spectroscopy. Special attention is given in chapters 16–18 to the comparison between dielectric and other spectroscopic techniques such as mechanical, NMR, and neutron scattering.”

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R. Richert, A. Blumen (Eds.), Disorder Effects on Relaxational Processes (Springer, Berlin, 1994)

“In recent years, the interest in polymeric and biological disordered matter has stimulated new activities which in turn have enlarged the organic and inorganic glass community. The current research fields and recent progress have extended our knowledge of the rich phenomenol­ogy of glassy systems, where the role of disorder is fundamental for the underlying microscopic dynamics. In addition, despite the lack of a unified theory, many interesting theoretical models have recently evolved. The present volume offers the reader a collection of topics representing the current state in the understanding of disorder effects as well as a survey of the basic problems and phenomena involved.”

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N. G. McCrum, B. E. Read, G. Williams, Anelastic and Dielectric Effects in Polymeric Solids (Dover, New York, 1991)

The field is rapidly advancing at the present time, and certain interesting developments in interpretation (some due to the authors themselves) have occurred since the book went to press. This does not detract from the work in any important way. In fact, the book may be regarded as required reading for those interested in following new developments. The book is strongly recommended by both theoretical and experimental workers interested in the mechanical and dielectric properties of polymers.”

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Other books

R. R. Pethig, Dielectrophoresis: Theory, Methodology and Biological Applications (John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2017)

S. Nelsom, Dielectric Properties of Agricultural Materials and their Applications (Academic Press, London, 2015)

Y. P. Kalmykov (ed.), Recent Advances in Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy (Springer, Berlin, 2013)

L. Berthier, G. Biroli, J.-P. Bouchaud, L. Cipelletti, W. van Saarloos (Eds.), Dynamical Heterogeneities in Glasses, Colloids, and Granular Media (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011)

S. D. Romano, P. A. Sorichetti, Dielectric Spectroscopy in Biodiesel Production and Characterization (Springer, Berlin, 2011)

J. K. Nelson (ed.), Dielectric Polymer Nanocomposites (Springer, Berlin, 2010)

H. Huff, D. Gilmer (eds.), High Dielectric Constant Materials (Springer, Berlin, 2005) E. Barsoukov, J. R. Macdonald (eds.), Impedance Spectroscopy: Theory, Experiment, and Applications (Wiley, Hoboken, 2005)

S.J. Rzoska, V.P. Zhelezny (eds.), Nonlinear Dielectric Phenomena in Complex Liquids (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 2004)

S. Havriliak, S. J. Havriliak, Dielectric and Mechanical Relaxation in Materials: Analysis, Interpretation, and Application to Polymers (Hanser Publishers, Munich, 1997)

A. K. Jonscher, Universal Relaxation Law (Chelsea Dielectric Press, London, 1996) L. A. Dissado, J. C. Fothergill, G. C. Stevens (ed.), Electrical Degradation and Breakdown in Polymers (The Institution of Engineering and Technology, London, 1992))

B. K. P. Scaife, Principles of Dielectrics (Clarendon, Oxford, 1989)

J. R. Macdonald (Ed.), Impedance Spectroscopy-Emphasizing Solid Materials and Systems (Wiley, New York, 1987)

L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshitz, Electrodynamics of Continuous Media (Pergamon, Oxford, 1984) A. K. Jonscher, Dielectric Relaxation in Solids (Chelsea Dielectric Press, London, 1983) G. M. Sessler (Ed.), Electrets (Springer, Berlin, 1980)

C. J. F. Böttcher, P. Bordewijk, Theory of Electric Polarization, Volume 2 (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1978)

J. Wong, C. A. Angell, Glass Structure by Spectroscopy (Marcel Dekker, New York, 1976)

M. Davies (ed.) Dielectric and Related Molecular Processes, Volume 2 (The Chemical Society, London 1975) C. J. F. Böttcher, Theory of Electric Polarization, Volume 1 (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1973)

M. Davies (ed.) Dielectric and Related Molecular Processes, Volume 1 (The Chemical Society, London 1972)

F. Karasz (ed.), Dielectric Properties of Polymers (Springer, Berlin, 1972)

N. E. Hill, W. E. Vaughan, A. H. Price, M. Davies, Dielectric Properties and Molecular Behaviour (van Nostrand Reinhold, London, 1969)

V. V. Daniel, Dielectric Relaxation (Academic Press, London, 1967)

J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics (Wiley, New York, 1962)

H. Fröhlich, Theory of Dielectrics (Clarendon, Oxford, 1958)

F. Buckley, A. A. Maryott, Tables of Dielectric Dispersion Data for Pure Liquids and Dilute Solutions, NBS Circular 589 (National Bureau of Standards, Washington DC, 1958)

C. P. Smyth, Dielectric Behaviour and Structure - Dielectric Constant and Loss, Dipole Moment and Molecular Structure (McGraw Hill., New York, 1955)

J. C. Maxwell, A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, Volume 1 (Dover, New York, 1954)

J. C. Maxwell, A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, Volume 2 (Dover, New York, 1954) A. R. Von Hippel, Dielectrics and Waves (John Willey & Sons, New York, 1954)

R. J. W. Le Fèvre, Dipole Moments: Their Measurement and Application in Chemistry (Methuen, London, 1953)

A. A. Maryott, E. R. Smith, Table of Dielectric Constants of Pure Liquids, NBS Circular 514 (National Bureau of Standards, Washington DC, 1951)

C. P. Smyth, Dielectric Constant and Molecular Structure (Chemical Catalogue Co., New York, 1931)

P. Debye, Polar Molecules (Dover, New York, 1929)