Magnetoplasma Effects in Solids

  • J. J. Quinn
Part of the Nato Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 60)


In the presence of a periodic potential electrons are no longer described by the simple free electron dispersion law ε=ħ2k2/2m. The electronic spectrum is divided into energy bands, and there is an arbitrary function \( {\varepsilon _n}\left( {\vec k} \right)\) describing the dispersion law for the nth energy band. The presence of a dc magnetic field can actually lead to transitions from one band to another. This effect is known as magnetic breakthrough, and it occurs only for bands separated by very small energy gaps in the presence of a large applied magnetic field. We shall ignore this effect in our treatment of mag-netoplasma effects in solids1.


Fermi Liquid Secular Equation Landau Theory Linear Response Theory Longitudinal Plasmon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Quinn
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  1. 1.Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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