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Studies on electrical conductivity of insulator-conductor composites

Rajagopal, C and Satyam, M (1978) Studies on electrical conductivity of insulator-conductor composites. In: Journal Of Applied Physics, 49 (11). pp. 5536-5542.

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The variation of electrical resistivity of an insulator-conductor composite, namely, wax-graphite composite, with parameters such as volume fraction, grain size, and temperature has been studied. A model is proposed to explain the observed variations, which assumes that the texture of the composite consists of insulator granules coated with conducting particles. The resistivity of these materials is controlled mainly by the contact resistance between the conducting particles and the number of contacts each particle has with its neighbors. The variation of resistivity with temperature has also been explained with the help of this model and it is attributed to the change in contact area. Journal of Applied Physics is copyrighted by The American Institute of Physics.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal Of Applied Physics
Publisher: American Institute of Physics.
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2009 09:18
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/24093

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