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

Nature volume 145, pages 3132 (06 January 1940) | Download Citation



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 , 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 The experimental values are from the measurements by Krishnan and Ganguli, Z. Krist., A, 100, 530 (1939), and some unpublished measurements by Ganguli.

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  1. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Calcutta. Oct. 21.

    • K. S. KRISHNAN


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