Phonon Renormalization of Thermoelectric Power of High-Tc Materials

  • A. V. Sergeev
  • D. V. Livanov
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 112)


Renormalization of thermoelectric power due to Nielsen — Taylor effect (interference between electron-phonon and electron- impurity interactions) is used for the explanation of the temperature dependence and sign of the thermopower in high-T c materials. In the framework of the model the negative sign of TEP of untwinned YBa2Cu3O7−x crystal in a-direction observed by Howson et. al. is connected to the strong hole scattering via O-vacancies in chains.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Sergeev
    • 1
  • D. V. Livanov
    • 2
  1. 1.Moscow State Pedagogical UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow Institute of Steel and AlloysMoscowRussia

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