The charge state of conducting fine-dispersed systems in an insulating matrix
2001 (English)In: Physics of the solid state, ISSN 1063-7834, E-ISSN 1090-6460, Vol. 43, no 5, 935-940 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The influence of fluctuations in the number of Fermi particles on the charge state of fine-dispersed metallic grains in an insulating matrix is investigated. It is suggested that the system of grains does not form a tunnel medium and that charge transfer between metallic elements of the composite occurs due to thermal excitations of electrons over barriers. As follows from a calculation of the grand partition function, the average charge of the ith grain is a nonlinear function of the potential V-i of the conductor.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 43, no 5, 935-940 p.
granular metal-films, coulomb-blockade, tunnel-junctions, transition, magnetoresistance, superconductors, oscillations, temperature, energy, phase
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-20569ISI: 000168378800027OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-20569DiVA: diva2:339265
QC 201005252010-08-102010-08-10Bibliographically approved