In this paper we present our results in the electro-kinetic effects. What is to be called here electro-kinetic effect is a very wide concept that includes both seismo-electric and electro-osmotic effects as two complementary parts of the same phenomenon. We will also study here the two type of coupling: the P-SV-TM the SH-TE coupling, a not very well known part of the electro-kinetic effect with all the potential to be a usefull prospecting tool.


The electrokinetic effect represents a class of processes in which there is a conversion from electromagnetic to kinetic energy and vice versa. In the case of this transfer taking place in a porous medium we name the effect electro-osmotic for the transfer from electromagnetic to kinetic energy, and seismo-electric for the transfer from kinetic to electromagnetic energy.

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