J. Bertin; J. Loeb:

Experimental and Theoretical aspects of induced polarization, Vol. 1

Presentation and application of the IP Method - case histories

Ed.: R. G. van Nostrand; S. Saxov

1976. XXI, 250 pages, 214 figures, 17x24cm, 780 g
Language: English

(Geoexploration Monographs, Number 7)

ISBN 978-3-443-13009-1, bound, price: 45.00 €

in stock and ready to ship

Order form

BibTeX file


Content Description top ↑

The aim of this monograph is to indicate the state of the art of Induced Polarization (IP) after more than 15 years of commercial use.

The main source of information consists of books and papers in scientific journals, as well as verbal communications made during scientific meetings and symposia, not forgetting our own experience. We have quoted in the bibliography a large number of items; furthermore, we have tried to give a short account of the ideas of some prominent authors. Of course, we could not help expressing our own ideas. Besides indicating the views of others, we had to comment on them and add any materials that we deemed relevant to the subject. An important item is the comparison of theory with experimental evidence. We shall see how much work there is still to be done to correlate them satisfactorily. The book consists of two parts. The first part deals with facts (we should say hard facts), and IP practice.

Contents top ↑

Presentation of the IP Method / Experimental Facts
Existence of the Induced Polarization Phenomenon 1
Principle of the IP Method 5
Instrumental Parameters: Influence on IP 15
Negative Induced Polarization 36
Complex IP Phenomena (Time Domain) 40
EM Coupling: Interference with IP 43
Equipment 55
Measuring Configurations 64
Laboratory Measurements 88
Application of the IP Method / Case Histories
A. Application of IP to Mining Exploration 105
Polarizable Materials 105
Presentation of Field Work Measurements 109
Interpretation of IP Measurements 115
How to Undertake an IP Survey 167
Role of the IP Method in Mining Exploration 175
Possibilities and Limitations of the IP Method 182
B. Other Applications of the IP Method 191
Some Examples 192
C. Case Histories 199
Description of Some Case Histories 200