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Elementary Excitations in Solids

ISBN-10: 0738201154

ISBN-13: 9780738201153

Edition: 1999 (Revised)

Authors: David Pines

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Solids are systems of interacting particles which, under suitable circumstances, behave like a collection of nearly independent elementary excitations. This book introduces the basic concepts and experimental data and includes problems.
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Book details

List price: $67.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 3/31/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990

Foreword
Preface
Introductory Survey
General considerations
Basic Hamiltonian
Elementary excitations
The measurement of the elementary excitation spectrum
Scope of the book
Phonons
Lattice dynamics in one dimension
Lattice dynamics in three dimensions
Lattice specific heat
Melting criterion
Neutron scattering in solids
Phonon-phonon interactions
Problems
Electrons and Plasmons
Sommerfeld noninteracting electron gas
Hartree and Hartree-Fock approximations
Correlation and correlation energy: an introductory survey
Dielectric response of an electron system
Properties of the electron gas in the RPA
Properties of the electron gas at metallic densities
Problems
Electrons, Plasmons, and Photons in Solids
Introductory considerations
Modification of [varepsilon] ([kappa][omega])
Experimental observation of plasmons in solids: characteristic energy-loss experiments
Optical properties of solids
Optical studies of solids
Problems
Electron-Phonon Interaction in Metals
Basic Hamiltonian
New features associated with the electron-phonon interaction
General physical picture
Phonon frequencies and effective electron-electron interaction
The approach to equilibrium of a coupled electron-phonon system
High-temperature conductivity
More detailed calculations of the relaxation time
Low-temperature conductivity
Quasi-particle properties
Problems
Appendixes
Second quantization
Linear response functions; Kramers-Kronig relations
The RPA calculation of the ground-state energy