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I'm using biblatex with bibtex in the beamer document class. In a very weird way the \footcite produces a rather empty citation "2." In the example, whereas \footcitefull gives a very nice citation.

My problem now is that I would like to place a citation within a column and/or block environment, where according to other posts I would have to use \footnotemark and \footcitetext, which would simply write "3." in the footer.

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My question would be:

  1. Is there an error in my TeX or
  2. is there an equivalent to \footcitefull in \footcitetext?

    \frametitle{Introduction -- Electron Magnetic Chiral Dichroism}
        \item Discovered due to analogies between polarization and scattering vector in theoretical treatment.\footfullcite{emcd_nature}
        \item Recent research focused on: signal enhancement, electron ``vortex'' beams.\footcite{emcd_theory}
    \begin{block}{Intrinsic Setup}
                \item The ``usual'' setup.
                \item Phase shift of $\pi/2$ of one Bragg beam due to dynamical diffraction effects.
                \item Dependent on sample thickness, orientation and crystal quality.
                \item Other setup to overcome dynamical diffraction effects?
                \item \textbf{Candidates:}
                    \item Electron vortex beams (fork aperture, stigmator).
                    \item Twin aperture with electrostatic phase plates.


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closed as too localized by lockstep, Guido, Thorsten, Claudio Fiandrino, Kurt Dec 10 '12 at 18:04

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Welcome to TeX.SX. – Claudio Fiandrino Dec 10 '12 at 15:21
The "rather empty" footnote citations correspond to the citation label. Since you use the default numeric style, the label is simply the labelnumber. Why not try using a style with more verbose labels, like authortitle or verbose? – Audrey Dec 10 '12 at 15:51
Actually, I'm using the style phys as I want to have more nicely formated citations. But I have to admit, it is working with style authortitle. Any idea why it's not working with phys? – Andi Dec 12 '12 at 7:52
Because biblatex-phys is also a numeric style. – Audrey Dec 15 '12 at 5:18