Tomographic-like reconstruction of the percolation cluster as a phase transition

Nira Shimoni, Doron Azulai, Isaac Balberg, Oded Millo*

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Abstract

We observed a phase-transitionlike behavior that is marked by the onset of the realization of the connectivity between two sites on a two-dimensional cross section of a three-dimensional percolation cluster. This was found using contact-resistance atomic force microscopy on carbon black/polymer composites. The features in the current images, when presented as a function of the cutoff current, or as a function of the total area covered by the electrically connected objects, appear to obey a cluster statistics that is similar to the one predicted and observed in continuum percolation systems.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume66
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

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