Metastability in the formation of Condon domains

L. A. Bakaleinikov, A. Gordon

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Metastability effects in the formation of Condon non-spin magnetic domains are considered. A possibility for the first-order phase transition occurrence in a three-dimensional electron gas is described in the case of two-frequency de-Haas-van Alphen magnetization oscillations originating from two extremal cross sections of the Fermi surface. The appearance of two additional domains is shown in the metastable region in aluminum. The phase diagram temperature-magnetic field exhibits the presence of second-order and first- order phase transitions in the two-frequency case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-17
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
StatePublished - 15 May 2018

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  • Condon domains
  • Metastability
  • de Haas-van Alphen effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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