By Mladen Dolar
Plutarch tells the tale of a guy who plucked a nightingale and discovering yet little to consume exclaimed: "You are only a voice and not anything more." Plucking the feathers of which means that disguise the voice, dismantling the physique from which the voice turns out to emanate, resisting the Sirens' tune of fascination with the voice, focusing on "the voice and not anything more": this is often the tough job that thinker Mladen Dolar relentlessly pursues during this seminal work.
The voice didn't determine as an important philosophical subject until eventually the Sixties, while Derrida and Lacan individually proposed it as a relevant theoretical situation. In A Voice and not anything More Dolar is going past Derrida's suggestion of "phonocentrism" and revives and develops Lacan's declare that the voice is likely one of the paramount embodiments of the psychoanalytic item (objet a). Dolar proposes that, except the 2 as a rule understood makes use of of the voice as a automobile of which means and as a resource of aesthetic admiration, there's a 3rd point of knowing: the voice as an item that may be obvious because the lever of proposal. He investigates the item voice on a few varied degrees -- the linguistics of the voice, the metaphysics of the voice, the ethics of the voice (with the voice of conscience), the paradoxical relation among the voice and the physique, the politics of the voice -- and he scrutinizes the makes use of of the voice in Freud and Kafka. With this foundational paintings, Dolar supplies us a philosophically grounded concept of the voice as a Lacanian object-cause.
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2. 1. AMORPHOUS SELENIUM ELECTRICAL CONDUCTION DEPENDENCE ON IMPURITIES The interpretation of the electric features of a-Se is ambiguous. For example, the dependence of electric conductivity on quenching temperature was interpreted by some authors as structural change, while others considered it to be the influence of impurities, especially oxygen. Such a discrepancy in interpretation is caused by several factors. One of these is methodical, because the conductivity value and its dependence on electric field significantly differs when measurements were made by using evaporated metallic electrodes from results obtained by thermally infused wire electrodes.
The determinant surface influence was proved by unlimited surface recombination estimated from quantum efficiency dependence on electric field and by much lower quantum efficiency in case of planar rather than sandwich electrodes (Ju~ka and Vengris, 1976). Additionally, in the case of aSe, the classical semiconductor-metal contact theory is invalid because the high chemical activity of Se causes the formation of a metal-selenide sublayer. Moreover, due to the indirect influence of impurities, the classical model of doping is invalid in this material as well.
O4 (6) and a-Se layer (7). 1/xm, initial positive charging potential U0 -- 100 V, substrate temperature during layer sputtering tc = 150 ~ Curve 2: l - - 10/xm, Uo = 500 V, tc = 150 ~ Curve 3:1 = 19/xm, U0 = 600 V, tc = 160 ~ Curve 4: l = 9/xm, Uo = 400 V, tc = 140 ~ Curve 5: same as curve 4, but with prior exposure to weakly absorbed light; Curve 7" l = 38/xm, U 0 = 1200V, t c = 8 0 ~ quantum yield (/~eff) of photogeneration of charge carriers is determined by impact ionization of charge carriers in strong electric field.