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Change of Resistance in Magnetic Fields

Nature volume 127, pages 336337 (07 March 1931) | Download Citation

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UNTIL recently, the theory of conductivity put forward by Sommerfeld and Bloch did not succeed in explaining the change of resistance in magnetic fields. If R′ is the resistance in a magnetic field H, R that without magnetic field, then for weak fields the change of resistance ΔR=R′ - R follows theoretically as well as experimentally the law1

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    For the theoretical explanation of the deviation from this law for strong fields observed by Kapitza (Proc. Roy. Soc., A, 123, 292; 1929) see N. H. Frank, Zeit. f. Physik, 63, 596; 1930.

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    Leipziger Vorträge, 1930, p. 75, see specially p. 85.

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    Zeit. f. Physik, 47, 1; 1928.

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    See Sommerfeld, I.c., equations (77a), (34), (42a), (48c). Our E0 Is Sommerfeld's kT log A, n is the number of electrons per cm.2 of the metal.

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