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Temperature Dependence of Electrical Transport in a Pressure-Sensitive Nanocomposite

Webb, Alexander J.; Bloor, David; Szablewski, Marek; Atkinson, Del

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Alexander J. Webb

David Bloor


Printed nanocomposites are of significant application potential in numerous technologies, such as touch-sensitive sensors and surfaces. Here, temperature dependent electrical transport measurements were undertaken on a recently developed screen-printed, multicomponent, nanocomposite ink to develop a detailed understanding of the electrical transport mechanisms. A theoretical model combining contributions from linear percolative conduction and nonlinear conduction attributed to field-assisted quantum tunneling successfully describes the temperature dependent conduction observed.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 22, 2014
Online Publication Date Jul 22, 2014
Publication Date Aug 13, 2014
Deposit Date Nov 12, 2014
Publicly Available Date Nov 18, 2014
Journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Print ISSN 1944-8244
Electronic ISSN 1944-8252
Publisher American Chemical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 15
Pages 12573-12580
Keywords Nanocomposite, Field emission, Touch sensitivity, Temperature dependence.
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This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, copyright © 2014 American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see

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