Abrahams, Elihu Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, California.
Keffer, Frederic Department of Physics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Electrical and thermal phenomena occurring when a current-carrying conductor or semiconductor is placed in a magnetic field. The galvanomagnetic effects are closely related to the thermomagnetic effects. Both sets of effects yield important information on the band structure of metals and semiconductors and on the nature of the conductivity process. See also: Thermomagnetic effects
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