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On the Diamagnetism of Electrons in Metals

Bitter, Francis (1930) On the Diamagnetism of Electrons in Metals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 16 (2). pp. 95-98. ISSN 0027-8424.

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In the following, it is proposed to calculate the induced diamagnetic moment due to the free electrons in a metal, using, instead of the classical assumptions of elastic collisions, the recently developed wave-nature of the electron and the Fermi statistics. The problem resolves itself into three parts: to find (1) the ψ functions for an electron in a lattice for the case of small perturbations by the atoms of the lattice, (2) the induced magnetic moment derived from the ψ functions and its dependence on the energy, (3) the total induced magnetic moment, which will then be obtained by applying the statistics for a degenerate system.

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Additional Information:Copyright ©1930 by the National Academy of Sciences. Communicated December 27, 1929. In conclusion, I wish to acknowledge my indebtedness to Professor P.S. Epstein for the valuable suggestions he made relating to this paper. [F.B. was a] National Research Fellow.
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