Thermoelectric anomaly near a critical point

G. A. Thomas, K. Levin, R. D. Parks

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New measurements on -brass reveal an anomaly in the thermopower in the vicinity of the order-disorder phase transition. A simple analysis, which is applicable to a wide class of phase transitions, suggests that the anomaly arises from the scattering of conduction electrons from short-range critical fluctuations and that the thermopower can, in principle, provide a direct measure of correlation functions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1321-1325
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number19
StatePublished - 1972
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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