Many-Body Effect of the Electron-Phonon Interaction on the Thermoelectricity in Metals

  • S. K. Lyo


The many-body effect of the electron-phonon interaction on the electron-diffusion thermopower is calculated microscopically. It is shown that the thermopower is enhanced not by the mass enhancement but also significantly by a new mechanism, arising from the electron-phonon modification of the quasi-particle velocity. The effect of the above result on the high field adiabatic Nernst-Ettingshausen coefficient, and the magneto-thermopower is discussed.


Thermoelectric Power Large Magnetic Field Current Vertex Mass Enhancement Debye Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Lyo
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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