Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 25, Issue 5–6, pp 771–792 | Cite as

Stress dependence of the Fermi surface of antiferromagnetic chromium

  • E. Fawcett
  • R. Griessen
  • D. J. Stanley


The uniaxial stress dependence of extremal cross sections of the Fermi surface of antiferromagnetic chromium has been determined by simultaneously measuring the oscillatory magnetostriction and the de Haas-van Alphen torque. The stress dependence data permit identification of a set of pseudoharmonic frequency branches as resulting from magnetic breakdown between the intersecting hole ellipsoids, which are obtained by remapping the Fermi surface of paramagnetic chromium to include the magnetic band gaps produced by the spin density wave of wave vectorQ incommensurate with the lattice. The stress dependence ofQ is very small, an unexpected result in view of the strong stress dependence of the Néel temperature. The stress dependence of the Fermi surface of paramagnetic chromium thus dominates the behavior, and is found to resemble closely that of the other group VI metals.


Torque Fermi Surface Density Wave Uniaxial Stress Stress Dependence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Fawcett
    • 1
  • R. Griessen
    • 1
  • D. J. Stanley
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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