Role of impurities in the properties of nearly ferromagnetic systems: Spin-orbit interactions

W. F. Brinkman, S. Engelsberg

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Abstract

We have investigated the role of spin-independent and spin-dependent impurity scattering in itinerant Fermi systems which have a large susceptibility enhancement and find that at very low temperatures the smearing of the Fermi surface due to spin-independent scattering leads to a stronger temperature dependence of the specific heat than for pure systems, but that at still lower temperatures spin-dependent scattering changes the temperature dependence to the usual power-series expansion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1187-1190
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume21
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1968
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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