Critical scaling of the conductance in a disordered insulator

M. A. Paalanen, T. F. Rosenbaum, G. A. Thomas, R. N. Bhatt

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A critical scaling of the real and imaginary parts of the low-frequency ac conductance of insulating phosphorus-doped silicon near the metal-insulator transition has been observed. The results are interpreted as evidence of an electron glass, i.e., glasslike behavior, intimately connected with the scaling description of the transition, in which Coulomb interactions play a significant role.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1896-1899
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - Nov 14 1983
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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