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Electrical characteristics of insulator-conductor and insulator-semiconductor macrosystems

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The volume resistivity and permittivity of a number of macroscopically disordered insulator-conductor and insulator-semiconductor systems are investigated as functions of the conducting-phase content. A qualitative model is proposed that explains the concentration dependences on the basis of the percolation theory in combination with a fractal concept.

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Translated from Fizika i Tekhnika Poluprovodnikov, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2005, pp. 269–275.

Original Russian Text Copyright © 2005 by Sotskov.

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Sotskov, V.A. Electrical characteristics of insulator-conductor and insulator-semiconductor macrosystems. Semiconductors 39, 254–260 (2005).

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