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Density Waves In Solids : Frontiers in Physics - George Gruner

Density Waves In Solids

Frontiers in Physics

Paperback Published: 16th July 2000
ISBN: 9780738203041
Number Of Pages: 288

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""Density Waves in Solids" is written for graduate students and scientists interested in solid-state sciences. It discusses the theoretical and experimental state of affairs of two novel types of broken symmetry ground states of metals, charge, and spin density waves. These states arise as the consequence of electron-phonon and electron-electron interactions in low-dimensional metals.Some fundamental aspects of the one-dimensional electron gas, and of the materials with anisotropic properties, are discussed first. This is followed by the mean field theory of the phases transitions--discussed using second quantized formalism--together with the various experimental observations on the transition and on the ground states. Fluctuation effects and the collective excitations are reviewed next, using the Ginzburg-Landau formalism, followed by the review of the interaction of these states with the underlying lattice and with impurities. The final chapters are devoted to the response of the ground states to external perturbations.

* The One-Dimensional Electron Gas * Materials * The Charge Density Wave Transition and Ground State: Mean Field Theory and Some Basic Observations * The Spin Density Wave Transition and Ground State: Mean Field Theory and Some Basic Observations * Fluctuation Effects * Collective Excitations * Commensurability and Near Commensurability Effects * The Interaction Between Density Waves and Impurities * The Electrodynamics of Density Waves * Nonlinear Transport * Current Oscillations and Interference Effects in Driven Charge Density Wave Condensates

ISBN: 9780738203041
ISBN-10: 0738203041
Series: Frontiers in Physics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 16th July 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.43 x 15.32  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1