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Diamagnetism

  1. Leopoldo M. Falicov1,2

Published Online: 15 JUL 2007

DOI: 10.1002/3527600434.eap096.pub2

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

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Falicov, L. M. 2007. Diamagnetism. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of California, Department of Physics, Berkeley, California, U.S.A.

  2. 2

    Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Materials and Chemical Sciences Division, Berkeley, California, U.S.A.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2007

Abstract

The article contains sections titled:

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Thermodynamic Arguments
  • 3
    Diamagnetism of Atoms, Molecules, and Molecular Solids
    • 3.1
      Hamiltonian of Electrons in a Magnetic Field
    • 3.2
      Langevin Theory for Closed-Shell Systems
  • 4
    Orbital Diamagnetism of Metallic Electrons
    • 4.1
      Quantization of Itinerant Electrons in a Magnetic Field
    • 4.2
      Landau Diamagnetism
    • 4.3
      The de Haas–van Alphen Effect
  • 5
    Diamagnetism in Superconductors
    • 5.1
      The Meissner Effect
    • 5.2
      The London Theory
    • 5.3
      The Ginzburg–Landau Theory
      • 5.3.1
        General Formulation
      • 5.3.2
        Penetration Depth and Coherence Length
      • 5.3.3
        Flux Quantization
      • 5.3.4
        Phase-Current Relationship; The Josephson Effect
      • 5.3.5
        Magnetic-Field Dependence of the Order Parameter
      • 5.3.6
        Quantum Interference Phenomena
  • 6
    Conclusion