Theory of the Shubnikov de Haas effect in quasitwodimensional metals
Abstract
The Shubnikov de Haas effect in quasitwodimensional normal metals is studied. The interlayer conductivity is calculated using the Kubo formula. The electron scattering on shortrange impurities is considered in the selfconsistent Born approximation. The result obtained is given in the analytical form, that allows an easy comparison with experimental data. It differs from the result derived using the Boltzmann transport equation. This difference is shown to be a general feature of conductivity in magnetic field. A detailed description of the fielddependent phase shift of beats and of the slow oscillations of conductivity is provided. The obtained results are applicable to strongly anisotropic organic metals and to other quasitwodimensional compounds.
 Publication:

Physical Review B
 Pub Date:
 April 2003
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevB.67.144401
 arXiv:
 arXiv:condmat/0204270
 Bibcode:
 2003PhRvB..67n4401G
 Keywords:

 72.15.Gd;
 71.18.+y;
 72.10.d;
 Galvanomagnetic and other magnetotransport effects;
 Fermi surface: calculations and measurements;
 effective mass g factor;
 Theory of electronic transport;
 scattering mechanisms;
 Condensed Matter  Statistical Mechanics;
 Condensed Matter  Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics
 EPrint:
 10 pages