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Induced Polarization: Processes and Properties by J.B. Merriam

Induced Polarization: Processes and Properties

J.B. Merriam
Professor Emeritus
University of Saskatchewan

This book is an introduction to induced polarization that grew out of a senior undergraduate
class in applied geophysics at the University of Saskatchewan. The importance of processes on
the mineral surface and the physico-chemical properties responsible for induced polarization are
The faradaic and non-faradaic surface processes of electrode polarization, and the fundamental
physical properties responsible those processes (the charger transfer resistance, EDL capacitance
and Warburg constant) are connected to measurements of bulk impedance using Randles
equivalent circuit for the surface impedance and the Maxwell mixing relation for a two phase