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Question about phonons and conductivity

  1. Nov 3, 2008 #1
    Do phonons transfer energy between molecules/electrons within a conductor? If so, how does it happen?
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  3. Nov 3, 2008 #2

    Dr Transport

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    Electron/hole-phonon scattering......

    Look in any solid state text of the level of Kittel or Ashcroft and Mermin.
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