Shubnikov-de Haas effect and magnetic breakdown in Be

D. J. Sellmyer, I. S. Goldstein, B. L. Averbach

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Magnetic breakdown in the basal plane of Be was investigated in fields up to 150 kG. Geometrical aspects of the open orbits caused by breakdown are discussed. An estimate of 30 kG for the characteristic breakdown field is obtained by applying the theory of Falicov et al. Shubnikov-de Haas frequency measurements are reported for the central-cigar cross section. These measurements are relevant to a recent conjecture that the Onsager-Lifshitz quantization scheme may be violated in the presence of magnetic breakdown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4628-4631
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1971


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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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