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Title in Portuguese: Explosive Electric Breakdown due to Conducting-Particle Deposition on an Insulating Substrate
Author: Oliveira, Claudio Lucas Nunes de
Araújo, Nuno Azevedo Machado de
Andrade Júnior, José Soares de
Herrmann, Hans Jürgen
Keywords: Electric fields
Electric breakdown
Integrated circuits
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Physical Review Letters
Citation: OLIVEIRA, Claudio Lucas Nunes de; ARAÚJO, Nuno Azevedo Machado de; ANDRADE JÚNIOR, José Soares de; HERRMANN, Hans Jürgen. Explosive electric breakdown due to conducting-particle deposition on an insulating substrate. Physical Review Letters, v. 113, n. 15, p. 1-5, 2014.
Abstract: We introduce a theoretical model to investigate the electric breakdown of a substrate on which highly conducting particles are adsorbed and desorbed with a probability that depends on the local electric field. We find that, by tuning the relative strength q of this dependence, the breakdown can change from continuous to explosive. Precisely, in the limit in which the adsorption probability is the same for any finite voltage drop, we can map our model exactly onto the q-state Potts model and thus the transition to a jump occurs at q ¼ 4. In another limit, where the adsorption probability becomes independent of the local field strength, the traditional bond percolation model is recovered. Our model is thus an example of a possible experimental realization exhibiting a truly discontinuous percolation transition.
metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
ISSN: 1079-7114
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