We present a way to extract the quasiparticle (qp) thermal conductivity Kappa_e and mean-free-path in YBa_2Cu_3O_x, using the thermal Hall effect and the magnetoconductance of Kappa_e. The results are very consistent with heat capacity experiments. Moreover, we find a simple relation between the thermal Hall angle Theta_Q and the H-dependence of Kappa_e, as well as numerical equality between Theta_Q and the electrical Hall angle. The findings also reveal an anomalously anisotropic scattering process in the normal state.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)