Soviet Physics Journal

, Volume 22, Issue 7, pp 728–731 | Cite as

Anisotropy of the heat conduction, thermal emf, and Lorentz number in degenerate semimetals at low temperatures

  • V. S. Vinnik
  • E. A. Okhrem
  • A. G. Samoilovich
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Abstract

The anisotropy of the heat conduction, thermal emf, and Lorentz number of degenerate semimetals at low temperatures, whose carriers possess an anisotropic energy spectrum, is investigated. It is shown that the anisotropy of heat conduction decreases with the reduction in temperature. At ultralow temperatures the diffusion thermal emf decreases proportionately to the temperature. The insignificant anisotropy of the thermal emf is due to the inelasticity of the electron collision.

Keywords

Anisotropy Heat Conduction Energy Spectrum Anisotropic Energy Electron Collision 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. S. Vinnik
    • 1
  • E. A. Okhrem
    • 1
  • A. G. Samoilovich
    • 1
  1. 1.Chernovtsy State UniversityUSSR

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