Magnetostriction and deformation potentials in graphite

J. Heremans, J. P. Michenaud, M. Shayegan, G. Dresselhaus

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Magnetostriction measurements provide a powerful tool for determining the deformation potentials and band structure in the extreme quantum limit in diamagnetic materials. The longitudinal magnetostriction of a highly oriented pyrolitic graphic sample has been measured along the c axis. The observed data were used for computing the deformation potential: D3(2)=( delta / delta e3) ln gamma 2. The numerical results are in good agreement with theoretical estimates and with other data obtained from pressure-dependent magnetoreflection experiments. It is also shown, for the first time, that the magnetic-energy levels derived from the McClure Hamiltonian are valid up to 14 T.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number010
Pages (from-to)3541-3546
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of physics C: Solid State Physics
Issue number24
StatePublished - 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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