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Anomalous capacitance of thin dielectric structures

Mead, C. A. (1961) Anomalous capacitance of thin dielectric structures. Physical Review Letters, 6 (10). pp. 545-546. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.6.545.

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The classical analysis of a plane parallel capacitor gives a capacitance which becomes infinite as the spacing between the metal electrodes approaches zero. The fact that real capacitors show a marked deviation from this behavior has not generally been recognized.(1,2) This communication describes experiments in which the deviations have been measured with some care.

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Additional Information:©1961 The American Physical Society. Received 9 March 1961; revised 10 April 1961. The author is indebted to H.M. Simpson for preparing the samples, and to C.H. Wilts and R.W. Gould for helpful suggestions and comments. The work was supported in part by grants from the International Telephone and Telegraph Company, the General Electric Company, and a contract with the Office of Naval Research.
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