Non-linear Materials

  • E. D. Macklen
Part of the Macmillan Engineering Evaluations book series (MECS)


A number of devices used in the electronics industry have, over the years, become classified as non-linear. These include such components as the thermistor (a resistor that is non-linear with respect to temperature and current), and the varistor (a non-linear resistor with respect to voltage). These devices, the materials from which they are fabricated and their applications are described in this chapter together with other non-linear semiconducting materials that are still in the early stages of development into useful electronic components.


Barium Titanate Cuprous Oxide Automatic Gain Control Positive Temperature Coefficient Vanadium Dioxide 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. D. Macklen
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  1. 1.ITT Components Group EuropeUK

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