Thermal conductivity of NbSe3

J. W. Brill, C. P. Tzou, G. Verma, N. P. Ong

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The thermal conductivity, κ, of NbSe3 has been measured by novel self-heating techniques that allowed the electric field dependence of κ to also be measured. Measurements were made from 35 K to room temperature. Above the charge density wave transitions, the phonon thermal conductivity is 4-7 times the electron thermal conductivity, and it rises smoothly below the transitions, indicating that phonon-phonon scattering predominates. Phonon mean free parths have been estimated at 187 A° at 60 K and 60 A° at 150 K. No clear anomalies were observed at the phase transitions, giving upper limits to changes in the phonon mean free path. No field dependence of κ was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-237
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1981

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Funding Information:
Acknowledgement - We gratefully acknowledqc the help of Dr. Chris Gould in designinq the electronics. This work was supported in nart by the National Science Foundation (Grant No. DMR-79-23573).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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