Electronic thermal transport in strongly correlated multilayered nanostructures
|Title||Electronic thermal transport in strongly correlated multilayered nanostructures|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Freericks, J. K., Zlatic V., and Shvaika A. M.|
|Journal||Physical Review B|
The formalism for a linear-response many-body treatment of the electronic contributions to thermal transport is developed for multilayered nanostructures. By properly determining the local heat-current operator, it is possible to show that the Jonson-Mahan theorem for the bulk can be extended to inhomogeneous problems, so the various thermal-transport coefficient integrands are related by powers of frequency (including all effects of vertex corrections when appropriate). We illustrate how to use this formalism by showing how it applies to measurements of the Peltier effect, the Seebeck effect, and the thermal conductance.