The Hall Effect in Hopping Conduction

  • David Emin


The Hall mobility associated with hopping motion differs qualitatively from that attributed to the notion of itinerant carriers. Particularly striking is the occurrence of Hall-effect sign anomalies: electrons and holes which circulate in a magnetic field in the sense of positive and negative charges, respectively. A concise overview of the theory of the small-polaron Hall effect is presented with emphasis being placed on the physical original of the small polaron’s distinctive properties.


Hall Effect Hall Mobility Hall Coefficient Antibonding Orbital Drift Mobility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Emin
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  1. 1.Solid State Theory Division-5151Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA

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