Thermoelectric power of two-dimensional Pd and Pd-Au films

M. J. Burns, P. M. Chaikin

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    We have studied the effects of two-dimensional electron localization on the temperature dependence of the resistivity and thermoelectric power of palladium and palladium-gold alloy thin films. All "metallic" (R-<30 k/-) samples have a small material specific thermopower which tends to zero as T0. Samples whose resistivity increases above 30 000 /- have thermopowers which increase as T0. Thus the density of states for the electronic transport is zero at the Fermi energy for high-resistivity films.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)5924-5933
    Number of pages10
    JournalPhysical Review B
    Volume27
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1983

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    Thermoelectric power
    electrical resistivity
    Gold Alloys
    Palladium alloys
    palladium alloys
    Gold alloys
    gold alloys
    Palladium
    Fermi level
    palladium
    Thin films
    temperature dependence
    Electrons
    thin films
    electronics
    electrons
    Temperature
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    Thermoelectric power of two-dimensional Pd and Pd-Au films. / Burns, M. J.; Chaikin, P. M.

    In: Physical Review B, Vol. 27, No. 10, 1983, p. 5924-5933.

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    Burns, M. J. ; Chaikin, P. M. / Thermoelectric power of two-dimensional Pd and Pd-Au films. In: Physical Review B. 1983 ; Vol. 27, No. 10. pp. 5924-5933.
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