Experimental limitations in impedance spectroscopy of cement-based materials

T. O. Mason*, S. J. Ford, J. D. Shane, J. H. Hwang, D. D. Edwards

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Impedance spectroscopy is a powerful technique for characterizing the frequency-dependent electrical behaviour of cement-based materials and interfaces, given that certain experimental limitations - machine limitations, stray imittances (e.g. from cables and leads), and electrode effects - are recognized and dealt with. The origins of these effects in impedance spectroscopy are discussed and various remediation strategies are presented, with illustrations from measurements on cement-based materials. The problems encountered and remediation strategies taken are generally applicable to impedance studies of heterogeneous, conductive materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-150
Number of pages8
JournalAdvances in Cement Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science


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