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Analyzing the quasi-oscillatory nature of electrical parameters with the concentration of sucrose in aqueous solution at room temperature

Subhadip Chakraborty, Chirantan Das, Anupam Karmakar, Sanatan Chattopadhyay*

Department of Electronic Science, University of Calcutta, 92 A.P.C. Road, Kolkata, 700009, India

Adv. Mater. Proc., 2016, 1 (1), 7

DOI: 10.5185/amp.2016/106

Publication Date (Web):05 September 2016

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The impedance, capacitance and conductance of aqueous sucrose polar solution are measured by employing impedance spectroscopy method and the current passing through the system for different DC voltages are measured implementing I-V method. The variation of electrical parameters with sucrose content in such solution exhibits a quasi-oscillatory nature, which is attributed to the random orientation of water and sucrose dipoles in the solution and their mutual interactions at the molecular level, including water-water, water-sucrose and sucrose-sucrose dipole interactions. To justify the quasi-oscillatory nature from analytical point of view, a theoretical model is developed on the basis of multi-body dipolar interactions of randomly distributed molecular dipoles. The experimental data agrees well with those obtained from the analytical model. The measurement of electrical parameters is performed within a frequency window of 100 Hz to 4 MHz for volume fractions of sucrose with respect to water, ranging from 0.1 to 0.6. The impedance, capacitance and conductance are obtained to be in the range of 0.907 k – 281 k, 38 pF – 266 pF, and 3 µS – 55 µS respectively for the sucrose volume fraction range considered. Current voltage measurements for the same concentration range are performed for a voltage swing between ±5 V and the obtained values vary from +20 µA to -25 µA. The study represents a deterministic approach to analyze the effective nature of a sucrose solution in terms of dielectric polarization of the system which finds application in sucrose quality assessments.


Quasi-oscillatory nature, DI water-sucrose, multi-body dipole interaction, dipole polarization, impedance spectroscopy.