Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 74, Issue 3–4, pp 205–213 | Cite as

Fermi surface curvature factor for platinum and palladium

  • A. Khellaf


The curvature factor, C=|∂2 A/∂K H 2 |−1/2, appearing in the expression of the amplitude of the de Haas-van Alphen effect oscillation has been computed for the cubic harmonic description of the Fermi surface. Its values have been determined over a wide range of orientation of the gamma-centered electron sheet and the X-centered hole pocket of the Fermi surface of platinum and palladium. These values, along with those of ∂ 4 A/∂K H 4 , are reported in graphical form, and their uses to measure the spin-splitting factor and to interpret the theoretical de Haas-van Alphen signal amplitude are discussed.


Platinum Palladium Magnetic Material Fermi Surface Signal Amplitude 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Khellaf
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of ArizonaTucson

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