Internal currents in multi-layer structures

Rosari Saleh, P. Thomas, I. P. Zvyagin

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In layered structures a longitudinal temperature gradient or a transverse electric current in a longitudinal magnetic field can give rise to internal currents. Due to the Peltier effect, these currents give a convective contribution to the thermal conductivity or produce a temperature gradient in the direction normal both to the current and to the magnetic field (in the geometry of the Ettingshausen effect). Circular currents in the coordinate-energy space can arise in quantum wells due to different responses of carriers of different subbands to a longitudinal temperature gradient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalSuperlattices and Microstructures
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991


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