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Conductivity studies of the size-induced metal-insulator transition (SIMIT) in silver nanoparticles

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Size-induced metal-insulator transition
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In his tenth decade, Professor Sir Nevill Mott, in a letter to Professor Peter P. Edwards, reminiscenced about the fundamental difference between metals and non-metals; thus he wrote of the situation at the absolute zero of temperature (T = 0 K) '...there a metal conducts, and a non-metal doesn't'. This simple but amazingly powerful commentary stands as a powerful abiding description of the challenge of the fascinating question as to what makes a metal conduct. Many years...

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University of Oxford
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Inorganic Chemistry
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DPhil
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