Landolt-Börnstein - Group III Condensed Matter

7.3 Finite temperature

Abstract

This chapter discusses literature on finite temperature of single wire. In metallic samples, the resistance decreases with decreasing temperature as phonon scattering is frozen out. As with decreasing temperature the phase coherence length becomes larger, the resistance may increase due to weak localization. Taking electron-electron interactions into account also yields temperature-dependent contributions to the conductivity. In localized samples, the resistance increases with decreasing temperature and scales to infinity as temperature drops to zero. Current heating may be used in order to establish large gradients in electron temperature along a wire.

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Title
7.3 Finite temperature
Book Title
Electronic Transport. Part 1: Quantum Point Contacts and Quantum Wires
In
7 Single wires
Book DOI
10.1007/b55682
Chapter DOI
10.1007/10479560_40
Part of
Landolt-Börnstein - Group III Condensed Matter
Volume
34B1
Editors
  • B. Kramer
  • Authors
  • A. Fechner
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