Quantum Magnetic Oscillations in Nanowires

Authored by: A. Sasha Alexandrov , Victor V. Kabanov , Iorwerth O. Thomas

Handbook of Nanophysics

Print publication date:  September  2010
Online publication date:  September  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420075427
eBook ISBN: 9781420075434
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Periodic oscillations in the magnetization and magnetoresistance of metals in a magnetic field as the strength of the field is varied—known as the De Haas–van Alphen (dHvA) and the Shubnikov–De Haas (SdH) effects, respectively, and arising from the Fock–Landau quantization of the electron spectrum—have, since their discovery in the 1930s, become one of the standard techniques in the analysis of the structures of the Fermi surfaces (Shoenberg 1984a). A summary of the first 38 years of the field, focusing on the dHvA effect, may be found in Gold (1968), while more recent reviews relevant to our topic are Singleton (2000) and Kartsovnik (2004), which focus on magneto-oscillations in the two-dimensional (2D) and the quasi-two-dimensional (q2D) metals, such as the organic charge-transfer salts.

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