Magnetostriction of bismuth in quantizing magnetic fields

J. P. Michenaud, J. Heremans, M. Shayegan, C. Haumont

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Experimental data on the longitudinal magnetostriction of two pure and one p-type bismuth single crystals are reported for fields up to 19 T at temperatures near 2 K. These data are consistent with a model based on the deformation potential concept used to compute the magnetostrictive strain components versus field, using the known field-dependent band structure of bismuth. It is shown that, when elastic and deformation potential constants are available, the magnetostriction of diamagnetic conducting solids can be used as a tool to determine the field-dependent band structure above the ultraquantum limit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2552-2559
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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