Residual Resistivity Due to Vacancies in Alkali Metals
P.N. Gajjar, B.Y. Thakore, J.S. Luhar and A.R. Jani
Department of Physics, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar 388 120, Gujarat, India
Received: October 25, 1993; revised version: March 28, 1994
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We have used a pseudopotential technique to examine the contribution of monovacancy, which is one of the point defects, to the resistivity of alkali metals. Two different forms of the bare-ion local pseudopotential, to describe the electron-ion interaction in metals, have been employed in the present work. Various forms of the dielectric function lave been used to incorporate the exchange and correlation effects among the conduction electrons. Varying effect of dielectric functions on the computed results is concluded while comparing our findings with other theoretical data.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.86.369
PACS numbers: 71.25.Pi, 71.55.At, 72.15.-v