Metal-insulator transition in composite thin films

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On the basis of structural observations, we propose a phenomenological model for the growth and nucleation of granular metal-insulator thin film composites. As a consequence of this model, the critical metal volume fraction for the metal-insulator transition is predicted to decrease with the temperature of deposition, approaching the random percolation value (approximately 15%) for films quench condensed at cryogenic temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number1
StatePublished - 8 Jan 1982


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