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Galvano- and Thermomagnetic phenomena in thin films with nonidentical surfaces


A theory of galvano- and thermomagnetic phenomena in thin films with nonidentical surfaces is presented. The kinetic equation is solved with consideration of boundary conditions in films with nonidentical surfaces in the presence of a magnetic field perpendicular to the film plane, and an electric field and temperature gradient within the film plane. General expressions are found for the components of the galvano- and thermomagnetic tensorsδ ik,β ik,κ ik which are oscillating functions of film thickness and magnetic field. A detailed analysis is performed of the dependence of magnetic resistanceρ(d, H), the Nernst — Ettingshausen(N-E) coefficient Q(d, H), the electron component of thermal conductivityκ(d, H), and the thermo-emfα(d, H) on film thickness and magnetic field.

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Translated from Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, Fizika, No. 10, pp. 86–91, October, 1977.

In conclusion, the authors express their gratitude to B. M. Askerov for his constant interest in the study and fruitful evaluation of the results.

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Kuliev, B.I., Figarova, S.R. Galvano- and Thermomagnetic phenomena in thin films with nonidentical surfaces. Soviet Physics Journal 20, 1326–1330 (1977).

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  • General Expression
  • Boundary Condition
  • Magnetic Field
  • Thin Film
  • Detailed Analysis