Electronic Phase Transitions

Electronic Phase Transitions

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Electronic Phase Transitions deals with topics, which are presently at the forefront of scientific research in modern solid-state theory. Anderson localization, which has fundamental implications in many areas of solid-state physics as well as spin glasses, with its influence on quite different research activities such as neural networks, are two examples that are reviewed in this book. The ab initio statistical mechanics of structural phase transitions is another prime example, where the interplay and connection of two unrelated disciplines of solid-state theory - first principle electronic structure calculations and critical phenomena - has given rise to impressive new insights. Clearly, there is more and more need for accurate, stable numerical simulations of models of interacting electrons, presently discussed with great vigor in connection with high-Tc superconductors where the superconducting transition is close to a magnetic transition, i.e. an antiferromagnetic spin structure. These topics and others are discussed and reviewed by leading experts in the field.1985). An analysis of the structure of the underlying microscopic Hamiltonian shows the presence of terms which could destroy ... in the generation of accurate phase diagrams for specific models using numerical methods such as Monte Carlo.

Title:Electronic Phase Transitions
Author:Yu.V. Kopaev, W. Hanke
Publisher:Elsevier - 2012-12-02


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