Phonon drag effects for polyvalent metals: Aluminum

Michael Brody, Moshe Kaveh, Nathan Wiser

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The theory of the phonon-drag contribution to the electron-phonon scattering resistivity is generalized to the polyvalent metals, taking explicit account of the multiple-plane-wave character of the pseudo-wavefunction and the non-sphericity of the Fermi surface. It is shown that, in marked contrast to the situation for the alkali metals, phonon-drag effects are negligible for the polyvalent metals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1165-1166
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Physics of Condensed Matter & C: Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics, Optics
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 1981


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