Abstract

From measurements of dielectric losses as a function of frequency and temperature, as well as thermally stimulated depolarization currents, performed on a dry Na-montmorillonite, a qualitative description of the conduction mechanism has been proposed for this type of material. A representative approach related to the polarization phenomenon determined on this material led to the evaluation of the elementary energy Wj, connected with the reorientation of the dipoles during the hopping process. The results show the coherence between the polarization conductivity and the thermally stimulated currents methods.

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