Minority carriers in graphite

John A. Woollam

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Quantum oscillations as a function of magnetic field in the Hall effect and thermoelectric power are studied in two samples of pressure-annealed pyrolytic graphite. Only the oscillations originating from minority-Fermi-surface carriers are discussed. de Haas-van Alphen-type frequencies are measured over a wide range of angles between the magnetic field and the c axis of the Brillouin zone. The major conclusions are as follows: (i) There are at least two minority carriers in graphite; (ii) pyrolytic and natural single crystals have the same minority-Fermi-surface sections; (iii) both minority carriers observed by quantum effects very likely originate from the corners of the Brillouin zone near the H points; and (iv) under the assumption that γ0=3.18 eV, we estimate that Δ=+0.004 eV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3393-3398
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1971
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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