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Subject: Why thermal conductivity in metals has a such behaviour?

Date: Mon Jul 17 03:11:05 2006
Posted by Matteo
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When I look at the thermal conductivity plot for a metal, copper for example, 
for decreasing temperature I see a rapid upturn at temperature below 100 K and 
then a drastic fall at temperature below 9 K. Why this plot has a such 
Can I see in this behaviour the contibute of electrons and phonons to thermal 

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