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Nature 267, 673 - 679 (23 June 1977); doi:10.1038/267673a0

The ‘universal’ dielectric response

A. K. Jonscher*

*Chelsea College, University of London, Pulton Place, London SW6.

A review of dielectric data for a wide range of solids proves the existence of a remarkable ‘universality’ of frequency and time responses which is essentially incompatible with the multiplicity of currently accepted detailed interpretations. Certain unique features of the universal behaviour strongly suggest the dominant role of many-body interactions.

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