Anomalous c-axis transport in layered metals

D. B. Gutman, D. L. Maslov

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Transport in metals with a strongly anisotropic single-particle spectrum is studied. Coherent band transport in all directions, described by the standard Boltzmann equation, is shown to withstand both elastic and inelastic scattering as long as EFτ 1. A model of phonon-assisted tunneling via resonant states located in between the layers is suggested to explain a nonmonotonic temperature dependence of the c-axis resistivity observed in experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number196602
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number19
StatePublished - 9 Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes


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