Critical phenomena at diamagnetic phase transitions in normal metals

A. Gordon, M. A. Itskovsky, P. Wyder

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Diamagnetic phase transitions are studied with the help of temperature-magnetic field phase diagrams which are constructed for gold and copper of various purity (i.e. for different Dingle temperatures, up to 1 K). The limiting Dingle temperatures above which no diamagnetic phase transition occurs at any temperature and magnetic field (i.e. the phase diagram converges into point) are calculated to be TD,lim ≅ 1.84 K (gold), TD,lim ≅ 2.19 K (copper), TD,lim ≅ 1.77 K (silver). The jump in specific heat is presented via phase diagrams at any magnetic field inside the phase diagram curve in gold and copper of various purity and is calculated to be of a measurable value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-171
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1997


  • A. metals
  • D. heat capacity
  • D. phase transitions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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