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Chin. Phys. B, 2010, Vol. 19(1): 017001    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/19/1/017001

Comments on `Enhanced piezoresistivity in Ni-silicone rubber composites'

D. Bloora, A. Grahama, P. J.Laughlinb, D. Lusseyb
a Department of Physics, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK;Peratech Ltd, Old Repeater Station, Brompton-on-Swale, DL10 7JH, UK; b Peratech Ltd, Old Repeater Station, Brompton-on-Swale, DL10 7JH, UK
Abstract  This paper describes the accepted meaning of the term`negative resistance' and its use in the literature, and discusses the features in the previously published data on QTCTM (market name of a metal--polymer composite) that show that the non-linear, hysteretic current voltage characteristics are not caused by Joule heating. The benefit of the high metal filler loading in QTCTM and other unique features of this composite are reviewed.
Keywords:  I--V characteristics      quantum tunnelling      piezoresitivity  
Received:  08 May 2009      Published:  15 January 2010
PACS:  81.05.Lg (Polymers and plastics; rubber; synthetic and natural fibers; organometallic and organic materials)  
  72.20.Fr (Low-field transport and mobility; piezoresistance)  
  72.80.Tm (Composite materials)  
  81.05.Qk (Reinforced polymers and polymer-based composites)  

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D. Bloor, A. Graham, P. J.Laughlin, D. Lussey Comments on `Enhanced piezoresistivity in Ni-silicone rubber composites' 2010 Chin. Phys. B 19 017001

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