Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 36, Number 2, November 2006
|Page(s)||149 - 156|
|Section||Characterization of Materials: Imaging, Microscopy and Spectroscopy|
|Published online||11 October 2006|
Preparation of highly conducting Ag by spark discharge. II. Evidence for quantization of resistance
Parkallee 6, 15517 Fürstenwalde, Germany
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: 20 July 2006
Accepted: 28 July 2006
Published online: 11 October 2006
Recent experimental studies of electrical conduction in a specially prepared silver-based material, across which a spark has been passed, are interpreted through electrical conduction via charge density waves (CDWs) moving in a dc electric field along quasi-one-dimensional chains of Ag+-ions inside the branches of the discharge pattern engraved in the material by the spark. Here we present experimental evidence that the resistance along a number N of branches connected in parallel increases in quantized steps of height with increasing voltage applied across the branches
PACS: 52.80.Mg – Arcs; sparks; lightning; atmospheric electricity / 73.50.-h – Electronic transport phenomena in thin films
© EDP Sciences, 2006
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