The Transport Properties of Potassium and Electron-Electron Scattering

  • J. G. Cook
  • M. J. Laubitz


The measured transport properties of Potassium display two unusual features at high temperatures: deviations from the Wiedemann-Franz relation, and deviations from linearity in the thermopower. We present here an analysis which shows that both these deviations can be consistently explained in terms of normal electron-electron scattering. The magnitude of this effect, in terms of the thermal resistivity, is Wee/T ~ 190 × 10−6 cm/W.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Cook
    • 1
  • M. J. Laubitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of PhysicsNational Research Council of CanadaOttawaCanada

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