The book on Heavy-Fermion Systems is a part of the Book series "Handbook of Metal Physics," each volume of which is written to facilitate the research of Ph.D. students, faculty and other researchers in a specific area. The Heavy-Fermions (sometimes known as Heavy-Electrons) is a loosely defined collection of intermetallic compounds containing rare-earth (mostly Ce) or actinide (mostly U) elements. These unusual names were given due to the large effective mass (100-1,000 times greater than the mass of a free electron) below a critical temperature. They have a variety of ground states including superconducting, antiferromagnetic, paramagnetic or semiconducting. Some display unusual magnetic properties such as magnetic quantum critical point and metamagnetism. This book is essentially a summary as well as a critical review of the theoretical and experimental work done on Heavy Fermions.
- Extensive research references.
- Comprehensive review of a very rapidly growing number of theories.
- Summary of all important experiments.
- Comparison with other highly correlated systems such as High-Tc Superconductors.
- Possible Technological applications.
|Overview of Heavy-Fermion Systems|
|Kondo Lattice, Mixed Valence and Heavy-Fermions|
|Dynamical, Extended Dynamical, and Cluster Dynamical Mean-Field Theories: (DMFT, EDMFT and Cluster DMFT)|
|Fermi Liquid, Heavy-Fermi Liquid and Non-Fermi Liquid Models|
|Metamagnetism in Heavy-Fermions (Experimental Review)|
|Theory of Metamagnetism in Heavy Fermions|
|Heavy-Fermion Superconductors (Ce-based Compounds)|
|U-based Superconducting Compounds|
|Filled Skutterdites and Trans-Uranium Superconductors|
|Brief Review of Theories of Heavy-Fermion Superconductivity|
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Series: Handbook of Metal Physics
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st December 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.5 x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.81