Correlation of mechanical and electrical relaxation phenomena in superionic conducting glasses

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The phenomenon of mechanical and electrical relaxation due to fast diffusing ions in glasses is placed in the context of relaxing dipolar and ionic liquids, and observations made at constant temperature are compared with those made at constant frequency. With this background several questions provoked by the apparent relation between mechanical and electrical responses are posed and answered within the limitations of currently available experimental data. Comparisons of average relaxation times, and of widths and shapes of relaxation spectra, are made. Finally, we present unifying plots which relate relaxational to vibrational responses for both electrical and mechanical stresses, the latter, we believe, for the first time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-169
Number of pages27
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Aug 14 1989
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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