Magnetoresistance of the metallic compounds Cu2Sb and YZn to 220 kG

D. J. Sellmyer, F. R. Szofran, J. W. Weymouth

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Topological properties of the Fermi surfaces of Cu2Sb and YZn have been investigated. Cu2Sb is a compensated metal with open orbits in [001], 〈100〉, 〈011〉, and several higher-order directions. The results are consistent with the nearly-free-electron Fermi surface model. In YZn the data indicate that there is an open sheet of Fermi surface which supports open orbits in 〈110〉 and/or 〈100〉 directions. This conclusion, along with de Haas-van Alphen results of Jan, provides evidence for the topological accuracy of one of two recent augmented-plane-wave, band-structure calculations; the two calculations predict quite different Fermi surfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-93
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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