, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp 428–433 | Cite as

Peierls’ elucidation of Diamagnetism

  • Sushanta DattaguptaEmail author
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This article summarizes the contribution to the phenomenon of Diamagnetism made by Rudolf Peierls, as Quantum Mechanics was triumphantly unfolding in the 1930’s.


Diamagnetism boundary effects dissipation de Haas-van Alphen oscillations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)Kolkata Mohanpur CampusNadiaIndia

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