Title

Current Localization in Nonlinear Inhomogeneous Media

Abstract

We consider the transport of electric current in inhomogeneous media with nonlinear conductivity. The interplay between disorder and nonlinearity gives rise to local enhancements of the current density. We study this current localization for a network of nonlinear resistors with the degree of nonlinearity varying at random through the system, which leads to a crossover from weak to strong localization with increasing voltage. We study the average fluctuations and the maximum value of the local current and discuss experimental consequences of these results.

Department(s)

Physics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0953-8984

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1996 Institute of Physics - IOP Publishing, All rights reserved.

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