Publication
Physical Review B
Paper

Electron-electron scattering and the electrical resistivity of metals

View publication

Abstract

In this paper, we present the solution of the coupled Boltzmann equations which describe electrical transport in an interacting two-carrier system. In the isotropic case, these equations reduce to simple kinetic equations which allow a physical interpretation of the mechanisms governing the temperature dependence of the resistivity. Both electron-hole and s-d scattering are considered. At low temperature, with a frequency-independent interaction, electron-electron scattering contributes a characteristic T2 term to the resistivity, as in one-component systems. In the case of electron-hole scattering, the T2 term can persist at high temperatures under certain conditions. The viriational principle is used to treat the effects of an anisotropic Fermi surface or scattering rate. © 1979 The American Physical Society.

Date

15 Jun 1979

Publication

Physical Review B

Authors

Topics

Share