Mooij Rule and Weak Localization
Abstract
It has been shown that the observed correlation between the resistivity $\rho$ of highresistive metallic alloys and the sign of the temperature derivative $d\rho/dT$ can be explained by taking into account the weak localization. This correlation is known as Mooij rule: the derivative $d\rho/dT$ is negative for alloys with resistivity in the range of $300\div150\,\mu\Omega\cdot$cm, which corresponds to the electron mean free path about the interatomic distance; however, this derivative is positive for alloys with lower resistivity.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 December 2011
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1112.0429
 Bibcode:
 2011arXiv1112.0429G
 Keywords:

 Condensed Matter  Strongly Correlated Electrons;
 Condensed Matter  Other Condensed Matter
 EPrint:
 3 pages, 1 figure