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Electronic Conduction of Magnetite (Fe3O4) and its Transition Point at Low Temperatures


WE have measured the electronic conductivity, down to liquid nitrogen temperature, of a number of iron oxides of the homogeneous ‘Fe3O4’ phase, especially as a function of the exact stoichiometrie composition of the material. This seemed of theoretical interest for several reasons:

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VERWEY, E. Electronic Conduction of Magnetite (Fe3O4) and its Transition Point at Low Temperatures. Nature 144, 327–328 (1939).

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