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Diamagnetism, Field Strength, and Crystal Structure

Nature volume 127, pages 335336 (07 March 1931) | Download Citation



RATHER a long time ago,1 I directed attention to the fact that there seemed to exist a correlation between the following three properties of a metal: (a) the crystal system to which the metal belongs, (b) the change in electrical resistance of the metal in a magnetic field, (c) the diamagnetic susceptibility, and possibly (d) the Hall effect.

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    • W. J. DE HAAS


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