Diamagnetic phase transition by helicon resonance

A. Gordon, W. Joss, N. Logoboy, I. D. Vagner

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The onset of the diamagnetic phase transition in aluminum is shown by analyzing the temperature dependence of the helicon resonance frequency and damping and by comparing between the theory and the experiment. Softening of the helicon mode due to the domain appearance is calculated. The critical growth of the helicon damping is connected with the phase transition nature of the domain occurrence, i.e. with the critical dynamics of diamagnetic phase transitions related to critical slowing down of the electron relaxation time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-309
Number of pages7
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Sep 2003

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
A.G. is grateful to G. Martinez for the hospitality during his stay in the Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory and to the Fund for the Promotion of Research at the University of Haifa for support. I.D.V. acknowledges support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project No. 00-02-17729, of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and of the European Commission, IST-2000-29896. We are especially indebted to P. Wyder for his tremendous contribution to the field and his interest in this work.


  • Condon domains
  • Critical dynamics
  • Diamagnetic phase transitions
  • Helicons
  • Soft mode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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