The Wiedemann-Franz (WF) ratio compares the thermal and electrical conductivities in a metal. We describe a new way to determine its value, based on the thermal Hall conductivity. The technique is applied to copper and to untwinned YBaCuO. In the latter, we uncover a T-linear dependence and suppression of the Hall-channel WF ratio. We discuss the implications of this suppression. The general suppression of the WF ratio in systems with predominant electron-electron scattering is discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Physics and Astronomy