Local geometry of the Fermi surface and its effect on the electronic characteristics of normal metals
N.A. Zimbovskaya a, b
a Department of Physics and Electronics, University of Puerto Rico-Humacao, CUH Station, Humacao, Puerto Rico, USA
b Institute for Functional Nanomaterials, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
Fine features in the Fermi surface geometry, such as nearly cylindrical or nearly paraboloidal strips or local flattenings, are examined as regards their effect on the electronic, mainly galvanomagnetic, properties of metals. It is shown that under certain conditions, these features may significantly change the way a conventional normal metal or a layered structure with metallic conductivity responds to high-frequency external disturbances. All of the effects considered appear to be very sensitive to the disturbance propagation direction and/or to that of the external magnetic field. Experimental possibilities of observing the described effects are discussed.