On the specific heat of dilute magnetic alloys

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It is shown that for the Kondo model of dilute magnetic alloys a mass renormalization due to an energy dependent self‐energy causes no enhancement of the specific heat. It is proved that in the homogeneously polarized state the mass renormalization is caused by ∑ (ω) ≈ ‐ α ω and therefore the observed excess specific heat in dilute magnetic alloys comes from the inhomogeneity of the polarization. In external magnetic fields a contribution to the specific heat appears, which, in high field, is inversely proportional to H.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-483
Number of pages11
Journalphysica status solidi (b)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1968

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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