Landau Diamagnetism and the Fermi-Dirac Energy Distribution of the Metallic Electrons in Graphite

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IT was discovered by Landau1 that an electron gas should have, besides its spin paramagnetism, an appreciable diamagnetism due to the quantized orbital motions of the electrons in the magnetic field.

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    Z. Phys., 64, 629 (1930).

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    The theoretical curve was plotted with the help of the tables for the Fermi-Dirac integrals given by Stoner, Proc. Leeds Phil. Soc., 3, 403 (1938). The experimental values are from the measurements by Krishnan and Ganguli, Z. Krist., A, 100, 530 (1939), and some unpublished measurements by Ganguli.

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KRISHNAN, K. Landau Diamagnetism and the Fermi-Dirac Energy Distribution of the Metallic Electrons in Graphite. Nature 145, 31–32 (1940). https://doi.org/10.1038/145031a0

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