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Electron-Phonon Interactions in Low-Dimensional Structures

Lawrence Challis (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507321
eISBN:
9780191709319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507321.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The study of electrons and holes confined to two, one, and even zero dimensions has uncovered a rich variety of new physics and applications. This book describes the interaction between these ... More


ELECTRON-PHONON INTERACTION

J. M. Ziman

in Electrons and Phonons: The Theory of Transport Phenomena in Solids

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507796
eISBN:
9780191709937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507796.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter examines the interaction between an electron, conceived to be in a particular state described by a wave function, and a lattice vibration, described by a phonon eigenstate. Topics ... More


Classical superconductivity

A.J. Leggett

in Quantum Liquids: Bose condensation and Cooper pairing in condensed-matter systems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198526438
eISBN:
9780191711954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526438.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

After a brief review of the normal state of a “textbook” metal, the origin of the effective electron-electron attraction believed to exist in superconducting metals is discussed and the calculation ... More


Introduction

L.J. Challis

in Electron-Phonon Interactions in Low-Dimensional Structures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507321
eISBN:
9780191709319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507321.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

While the physics of low-dimensional structures mainly involves their electronic properties, an understanding of the interaction between the electrons and holes and the phonons present within and ... More


LATTICE DYNAMICS

A.M. Stoneham

in Theory of Defects in Solids: Electronic Structure of Defects in Insulators and Semiconductors

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507802
eISBN:
9780191709920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507802.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter examines the key approximations in crystal lattice dynamics in a way that is particularly helpful for defect studies. It discusses the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, the adiabatic ... More


Quantum mechanics in semiconductor nanostructures

Thomas Ihn

in Semiconductor Nanostructures: Quantum states and electronic transport

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199534425
eISBN:
9780191715297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534425.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter derives the general effective mass many-particle hamiltonian for semiconductor nanostructures, including the effects of ionized dopants and other localized charges; the effect of gate ... More


Phonon drag thermopower of low-dimensional systems

R. Fletcher, E. Zaremba, and U. Zeitler

in Electron-Phonon Interactions in Low-Dimensional Structures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507321
eISBN:
9780191709319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507321.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter reviews the experimental and theoretical literature on phonon drag thermopower in reduced dimensionality conductors, particularly in the two-dimensional (2-D) case. It emphasizes the ... More


Electron-nuclear coupling II: Interacting electrons

William Barford

in Electronic and Optical Properties of Conjugated Polymers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199677467
eISBN:
9780191757402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677467.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The effect of electron-nuclear coupling in π‐conjugated systems is described in the limit of interacting electrons via the Pariser-Parr-Pople-Peierls model. It is shown that electron-electron ... More


Nonstationary Theory

Nikolai B. Kopnin

in Theory of Nonequilibrium Superconductivity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507888
eISBN:
9780191709722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507888.003.08
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter considers two methods designed for calculating the real-time (retarded, advanced, and Keldysh) Green functions of nonstationary superconductors: (i) the method of analytical continuation ... More


The Interacting System of Metallic Electrons and Phonons

J. B. Ketterson

in The Physics of Solids

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198742906
eISBN:
9780191821523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742906.003.0021
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The previous chapters considered the electronic excitations and the lattice vibrations (phonons) of a solid as arising separately. This chapter discusses their mutual interaction. Lattice vibrations ... More


Electron Spin Relaxation Beyond the Hyperfine Interaction

M. M. Glazov

in Electron & Nuclear Spin Dynamics in Semiconductor Nanostructures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198807308
eISBN:
9780191845093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807308.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Here, some prospects for future studies in the field of electron and nuclear spin dynamics are outlined. In contrast to previous chapters where the electron interaction with multitude of nuclei was ... More


Kinetic Equations

Nikolai B. Kopnin

in Theory of Nonequilibrium Superconductivity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507888
eISBN:
9780191709722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507888.003.10
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter derives the kinetic equations for the two-component distribution function in a gauge-invariant form. The collision integrals for interaction of excitations with impurities, phonons, and ... More


The superconducting state

A.V. Narlikar

in Superconductors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199584116
eISBN:
9780191747496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584116.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter briefly describes the origin of resistance in normal metals and the microscopic basis of the superconducting state. It introduces various terms, such as electron–phonon interaction, ... More


Electronic states, phonons, and electron-phonon interaction

Vladimir Z. Kresin, Hans Morawitz, and Stuart A. Wolf

in Superconducting State: Mechanisms and Properties

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199652556
eISBN:
9780191767784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652556.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter contains a rigorous description of the adiabatic method, which is the foundation of the theory of solids. Based on this description, the electron–phonon interaction, renormalization ... More


Penultimate Fate of a Dirty-Fermi Liquid

Alexander Punnoose and Alexander M. Finkel’stein

in Conductor-Insulator Quantum Phase Transitions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592593
eISBN:
9780191741050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592593.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter reviews here the two-parameter scaling theory of the dirty Fermi-liquid. The chapter shows that this theory captures both quantitatively (for small disorder) and qualitatively (for large ... More


Hybrid Phonons in Nanostructures

Brian K. Ridley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198788362
eISBN:
9780191830280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788362.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Crystalline semiconductor nanostructures have special properties associated with electrons and lattice vibrations and their interaction, and this is the topic of the book. The result of spatial ... More


The Cooper Pair Problem

Monique Combescot and Shiue-Yuan Shiau

in Excitons and Cooper Pairs: Two Composite Bosons in Many-Body Physics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198753735
eISBN:
9780191815287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753735.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Chapter 6 introduces the BCS theory of superconductivity, proposed in 1957 by Bardeen, Cooper, and Schrieffer and which is based on the idea that electrons form a coherent state of electron pairs ... More


The Self-consistent Dielectric Function

J. B. Ketterson

in The Physics of Solids

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198742906
eISBN:
9780191821523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742906.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter develops an approach that includes electron–electron interaction, which is analogous to what one does in electromagnetic theory where the effects of the environment are incorporated ... More


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