Thickness Dependences of Kinetic Properties of Quantum Wires of Pure and Doped Bismuth

  • P. P. Bodiul
  • A. N. Burchakov
  • D. V. Gitsu
  • A. A. Nikolaeva


Last time a great number of researches is devoted to the investigation of quantum and classical size effects [1]. The problem is stimulated by the possibility to detect new effects having no analogues in bulk crystal and to find new applications. From this point of view the bismuth-type semimetals are of particular interest [2], For instance, in thin monocryStaline bismuth wires, for the first time, the effect of the magnetic flux quantization on a single connected geometry was revealed at the investigation of longitudinal magnetoresistance. However, the influence of sizes on thermoelectric effects, particularly in thin wires, is studied only in a rather limited number of works. Nowadays this problem draws attention due to discovery of high-temperature superconducting materials with critical temperature Tc = 90-130 K. The solid state depth cooling by the Peltier effect employment is of interest in solving the problem of practical use of HTSC materials.


Fermi Level Thin Wire Thermoelectric Figure Bismuth Lead Lence Band 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. P. Bodiul
    • 1
  • A. N. Burchakov
    • 1
  • D. V. Gitsu
    • 1
  • A. A. Nikolaeva
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Applied PhysicsKishinevMoldova
  2. 2.International Laboratory of High Magnetic Fields and Low TemperaturesWroclavPoland

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