Introductory address

  • N. F. Mott
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 172)


A discussion is given of recent work both experimental and theoretical on the existence of a minimum metallic conductivity. In doped semiconductors a sharp distinction must be made between the behaviour of compensated and uncompensated materials, the concept in its original form being valid only for the former. At high temperatures, and thus in liquids, arguments are however given which suggest it retains its validity.


Solid State Phys Impurity Band Amorphous Semiconductor Dope Semiconductor Mobility Edge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. F. Mott
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  1. 1.Cavendish LaboratoryCambridgeUK

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