A Consistent Molecular Treatment of Dielectric Phenomena

  1. I. Prigogine3,4 and
  2. Stuart A. Rice5
  1. Paul Madden1 and
  2. Daniel Kivelson2

Published Online: 14 MAR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470142806.ch5

Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 56

Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 56

How to Cite

Madden, P. and Kivelson, D. (1984) A Consistent Molecular Treatment of Dielectric Phenomena, 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.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

  2. 4

    University of Texas, Austin, Texas

  3. 5

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Theoretical Physics Section Royal Signals and Radar Establishment Great Malvern, Worcs, United Kingdom WR 14 3PS

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry, University of California Los Angeles, CA 90024

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471878292

Online ISBN: 9780470142806



  • response function;
  • dielectric constant;
  • frequency-dependent permittivity;
  • polarizable polar molecules;
  • rotational diffusion


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Relationship of Calculable Response Functions to Phenomenological Ones

  • Molecular Expressions for the Response Function

  • Nonpolarizable (Rigid) Dipoles: The Dielectric Constant

  • Rigid Dipoles: The Frequency-Dependent Permittivity

  • Relationship between Dielectric and Single-Particle Relaxation Times: Rotational Diffusion

  • Nondiffusional Motion

  • Polarizable Nonpolar Molecules

  • Polarizable Polar Molecules: The Zero-Frequency Permittivity

  • Polarizable Polar Molecules: Frequency-Dependent Permittivity

  • Applications of Dynamical Theory

  • VV Light Scattering