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Conductivity Measurement

Electrical and Electronic Measurement

  1. Stuart M. Wentworth1,
  2. Ronald Österbacka2

Published Online: 12 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/0471266965.com034.pub2

Characterization of Materials

Characterization of Materials

How to Cite

Wentworth, S. M. and Österbacka, R. 2012. Conductivity Measurement. Characterization of Materials. 1–11.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA

  2. 2

    Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 OCT 2012


Electrical conductivity (resistivity) is a fundamental materials property and as such finds its value incorporated in many complex and sophisticated treatments of materials behavior. In this article, we are presenting some techniques useful for the determination of the conductivity of materials.


  • electrical conductivity;
  • AC conductance;
  • DC conductance;
  • semiconductors;
  • bulk measurements;
  • surface measurements;
  • noncontact methods;
  • microwave techniques