Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 36, Issue 5–6, pp 713–720 | Cite as

Conductivity of thin metal slabs with rough surfaces

  • L. A. Falkovsky


The electrical conductivity of a slab whose thickness is small compared to the free electron path is calculated. A boundary condition proposed previously by the author is used. This condition describes the electron scattering on a rough surface. The result differs from the well-known Dingle formula, since relaxation in the volume and on the surface is correlated for the nearly tangentially incident electrons and the specularity coefficient depends on the angle between the electron momentum and the surface.


Boundary Condition Electrical Conductivity Rough Surface Magnetic Material Free Electron 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. A. Falkovsky
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  1. 1.L. D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Academy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowUSSR

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