Kerr Effect Relaxation in High Electric Fields

  1. I. Prigogine2,3 and
  2. Stuart A. Rice4
  1. Hiroshi Watanabe and
  2. Akio Morita

Published Online: 14 MAR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470142806.ch3

Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 56

Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 56

How to Cite

Watanabe, H. and Morita, A. (1984) Kerr Effect Relaxation in High Electric Fields, in Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 56 (eds I. Prigogine and S. A. Rice), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470142806.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

  2. 3

    University of Texas, Austin, Texas

  3. 4

    Department of Chemistry and The James Franck Institute, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences University of Tokyo Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1984

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471878292

Online ISBN: 9780470142806

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Keywords:

  • electric birefringence;
  • sinusoidal electric field;
  • electric polarization;
  • rotational brownian motion;
  • translational brownian motion

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Previous Treatment of the Relaxation Processes of Electric Birefringence for the Step-up and Reversing Fields

  • Previous Treatment of Electric Birefringence for the Sinusoidal Electric Field

  • An Exact Treatment of Kerr-Effect Relaxation in a Strong Unidirectional Field

  • Time-Dependent Birefringence Following the Sudden Change of a Homogeneous Electric Field

  • Analytical and Numerical Calculations of Transient and Steady-State Electric Birefringence in the Nonlinear Region upon the Sudden Application of a Time-Varying Electric Field of Sufficient Strength

  • Kerr-Effect Relaxation Processes Caused by a Rapidly Rotating Field

  • Theory of Translational Brownian Motion

  • Rotational Brownian Motion of a Plane Rotator

  • Rotational Brownian Motion of a Rigid Body

  • Electric Birefringence in Infinitely High, Time-Varying Electric Fields