Simple model for ac ionic conduction in solids

J. Bisquert, V. Halpern, F. Henn

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We present a model for the ac conduction in ionically conducting solids that takes into account, in a simple way, the interaction between carriers. The Coulomb force forms an "ionic atmosphere" that exerts a restoring force on a central ion, whose motion corresponds to an overdamped oscillator. We consider the effect of the relaxation of the ionic atmosphere by introducing an additional equation for the displacement of the potential toward the particle position. The general behavior of the ac conductivity can be understood in terms of two types of motions: motion of the bound ion at high frequencies determined by microscopic friction, and a much slower motion coupled to the surrounding carriers relaxation at low frequencies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number151101
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number15
StatePublished - 15 Apr 2005


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