Electric Conduction and the Hall Effect

  • Shigeji Fujita
  • Kei Ito


Kinetic theory of the conduction electron without and with a constant magnetic field is developed in this chapter. The Landau Levels (LLs) for an electron subject to a constant magnetic field B is derived. The LL is highly degenerate, and its degeneracy is eBA/(2πħ), where A is the sample area perpendicular to B. The Hall effect measurements give information about the charge sign and the density of the current carriers.


Drift Velocity Landau Level Phase Space Volume Simple Harmonic Oscillator Cyclotron Motion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity at Buffalo, The State University of New YorkBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Research DivisionThe National Center for University Entrance ExaminationsTokyoJapan

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