Critical conducting networks in disordered solids: ac universality from topological arguments

A.V. Milovanov, Jens Juul Rasmussen

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    Abstract

    This paper advocates an unconventional description of charge transport processes in disordered solids, which brings together the ideas of fractal geometry, percolation theory, and topology of manifolds. We demonstrate that the basic features of ac conductivity in disordered materials as seen in various experiments are reproduced with remarkable accuracy by the conduction properties of percolating fractal networks near the threshold of percolation. The universal character of ac conductivity in three embedding dimensions is discussed in connection with the available experimental data. An important prediction of the present model is the "hyperuniversal" scaling sigma(omega)proportional to omega (1/3) for ac conduction in two dimensions.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysical Review B
    Volume64
    Issue number21
    Pages (from-to)212203.1-212203.4
    ISSN2469-9950
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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