Basic Electron Transport

  • B. J. Hickey
  • G. J. Morgan
  • M. A. Howson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 569)


This chapter will take you through a simple introduction to transport theory covering the Boltzmann equation, the Fuchs—Sondheimer model for thin films, the normal magnetoresistance and quantum interference effects in metals with strong electron scattering. At the end of the chapter we will also introduce you to a number of the basic techniques involved in electron transport measurements. All of this is by way of introduction to basic transport properties common to all metals. In later chapters these ideas will be developed and applied to systems in which spin dependent transport is important.


Boltzmann Equation Fermi Surface Hall Voltage Fermi Sphere Free Electron Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. J. Hickey
    • 1
  • G. J. Morgan
    • 1
  • M. A. Howson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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