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Publication details for Professor Del Atkinson

Webb, Alexander J., Bloor, David., Szablewski, Marek. & Atkinson, Del. (2014). Temperature Dependence of Electrical Transport in a Pressure-Sensitive Nanocomposite. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 6(15): 12573-12580.

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Printed nanocomposites are of significant application potential in numerous technologies, such as touch-sensitive sensors and surfaces. Here, temperature dependent electrical transport measurements were undertaken on a recently developed screen-printed, multicomponent, nanocomposite ink to develop a detailed understanding of the electrical transport mechanisms. A theoretical model combining contributions from linear percolative conduction and nonlinear conduction attributed to field-assisted quantum tunneling successfully describes the temperature dependent conduction observed.