An Alternative Theory for Thermoelectric Power in Anderson-Mott Insulators

  • M. Pollak
  • L. Friedman
Part of the Institute for Amorphous Studies Series book series (IASS)


A new theory is developed for the thermoelectric power due to single-phonon assisted hopping. The theory relates the thermoelectric power to the average site energy on the current-carrying percolation cluster. In addition to providing new insight into this transport property, resulting formulae are easier to use than those in other theories. A calculation of the Seebeck coefficient for a nearly constant density of states, but with a small term linear in energy, yields a temperature dependence in agreement with previous theories.


Energy Flux Seebeck Coefficient Thermoelectric Power Site Energy Percolation Cluster 
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© Plenum Oress, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Pollak
    • 1
  • L. Friedman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA
  2. 2.GTE LaboratoriesWalthamUSA

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