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Pressure and temperature dependence of the electrical resistivity of bulk Al23 Te77 glass

Parthasarathy, G and Gopal, ESR and Kumar, ST Lakshmi (1985) Pressure and temperature dependence of the electrical resistivity of bulk Al23 Te77 glass. In: Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 72 (1). pp. 73-79.

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Electrical resistivity of bulk amorphous Al23T77 samples has been studied as a function of pressure (up to 80 kbar) and temperature (down to 77 K). At atmospheric pressure the temperature dependence of resistivity obeys the relation = π0 exp(δE/RT) with two activation energies. In the temperature range 300 K T > 234 K the activation energy is 0.58 eV and for 234 >T 185 K the value is δE = 0.30 ev. The activation energy has been measured as a function of pressure. The electrical resistivity decreases exponentially with the increase of pressure and at 70 kbar pressure the electrical behaviour of the sample shows a metallic nature with a positive temperature coefficient. The high pressure phase of the sample is found to be a crystalline hexagonal phase.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2009 08:50
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:35
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/20930

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