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
    Issue number10
    StatePublished - 1983

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics


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