De Haas-van Alphen effect
Ketterson, John B. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
Last reviewed:January 2020
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An oscillatory behavior of the magnetic moment of a pure metal crystal with changes in the applied magnetic field B, at very low temperatures. It is named after its discoverers W. J. de Haas and P. M. van Alphen. This effect has its origin in the Bohr-Sommerfeld quantization of the orbits of conduction electrons under the influence of the magnetic field.
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