Influence of Pressure on the Dielectric Properties of Ice

Abstract

EXPERIMENTS have recently been performed in which the effects of pressure on the electrical properties of ice were studied. The stress applied was compression between two plates which formed the measuring capacitor. Samples measured included a polycrystalline specimen having coarse- and fine- grained structure and single crystals cut parallel to, perpendicular to, and at 45° to the c-axis. The stress was a static compression of about 2 kgm./cm.2 applied at the start of each measurement. The sample holder was connected to a G.R. 816-C radiofrequency bridge which was balanced at 1 kc. before the load was applied. An oscilloscope was used as an indicator. The sample was then loaded and the oscilloscope deflexion was observed as a function of the time. The bridge was rebalanced at the end of each run. Since the balance is extremely sensitive to temperature fluctuations, special precautions had to be taken.

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1

    Jellinek, H. H. G., and Brill, R., J. App. Phys., 27, 1198 (1956).

Download references

Author information

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

BRILL, R., CAMP, P. Influence of Pressure on the Dielectric Properties of Ice. Nature 179, 623–624 (1957). https://doi.org/10.1038/179623c0

Download citation

Further reading

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.