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The metal-insulator transition: A perspective

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The metal-insulator transition, a quantum phase transition signifying the natural transformation of a metallic conductor to an insulator, continues to be the focus of intense inquiry and debate. The first discussion of the heuristic differences between metals and insulators, and implicitly the critical conditions for the transition between these canonical electronic regimes, dates back to the dawn of the twentieth century. As we approach the end of the century, the precise nature of the metal...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
Role:
Author
Journal:
PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Volume:
356
Issue:
1735
Pages:
5-22
Publication date:
1998-01-15
ISSN:
1364-503X
URN:
uuid:f81570d9-6914-4207-ab1c-12e72a1dac2e
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46312
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pubs:46312

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