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de Haas–van Alphen Effect in InBi

Nature volume 192, pages 959960 (09 December 1961) | Download Citation

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THE de Haas–van Alphen effect (oscillatory dependence of magnetic susceptibility on magnetic field strength at low temperatures) has provided one of the most successful methods for studying the Fermi surfaces of pure metals at low temperatures. Recently the utility of this technique has been extended to semiconducting compounds with the observation of the de Haas–van Alphen effect in degenerate p-type PbTe (ref. 1). In this communication we report what we believe to be the first observation of de Haas–van Alphen oscillations in a metallic compound, InBi (ref. 2).

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  1. Atomics International, North American Aviation, Inc., Canoga Park, California.

    • A. C. THORSEN
    •  & T. G. BERLINCOURT

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