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Title: Fast soliton-like charge pulses in insulating polymers
Authors: Dissado, Len A.
Montanari, G.C.
Fabiani, D.
First Published: 18-Mar-2011
Publisher: American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Citation: Journal of Applied Physics, 2011, 109 (6), pp. 4104-9 (9)
Abstract: A previously unknown mode of conduction is identified in insulating polymers at moderate fields (40-50 MV/m). This takes the form of coherent charged pulses with a mobility (similar to 10(-10) m(2)V(-1)s(-1)) several orders of magnitude larger than that traditionally associated with independent charge carriers (similar to 10(-14) m(2)V(-1)s(-1)). It is shown that this phenomenon is consistent with a mechanism in which a charged compression boundary is formed electro-mechanically during injection and thereafter travels as a coherent solitary wave (soliton) through the polymer.
DOI Link: 10.1063/1.3554694
ISSN: 0021-8979
eISSN: 1089-7550
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2011 American Institute of Physics. Deposited with reference to the publisher's archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Journal of Applied Physics, 2011, 109 (6), pp. 4104-9 and may be found at
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