Controlling the thermoelectric effect by mechanical manipulation of the electron's quantum phase in atomic junctions

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Aiba, Akira ; Demir, Firuz ; Kaneko, Satoshi ; Fujii, Shintaro ; Nishino, Tomoaki ; Tsukagoshi, Kazuhito ; Saffarzadeh, Alireza ; Kirczenow, George ; Kiguchi, Manabu (2017)
  • Publisher: Nature Publishing Group UK
  • Journal: Scientific Reports, volume 7 (eissn: 2045-2322)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5554135, doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-08553-2
  • Subject: Condensed Matter - Materials Science | Article
    arxiv: Condensed Matter::Superconductivity | Condensed Matter::Mesoscopic Systems and Quantum Hall Effect

The thermoelectric voltage developed across an atomic metal junction (i.e., a nanostructure in which one or a few atoms connect two metal electrodes) in response to a temperature difference between the electrodes, results from the quantum interference of electrons that ... View more
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