Interconfigurational Fluctuations in the Dilute Magnetic Alloy and Thermopower Measurements

  • Samuel P. Bowen


A new theoretical treatment of the dilute alloy problem which begins by treating the impurity correlation problem exactly is briefly discussed. The central result of the theory is the inter-configurational excitation energies of the impurity acquiring a temperature dependent shift through their coupling to the conduction electron gas. This shift induces a characteristic behavior in the low temperature S/T values which is confirmed for AuFe and CuFe systems. The need for new low temperature thermopower measurements for families of alloys to test this new theory is emphasized.


Fermi Energy Anderson Model Impurity Site Ground State Configuration ICEE Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel P. Bowen
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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