The Mott Metal-Insulator Transition

Models and Methods

  • Florian Gebhard

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 137)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Florian Gebhard
    Pages 1-48
  3. Florian Gebhard
    Pages 49-78
  4. Florian Gebhard
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  5. Florian Gebhard
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 267-317

About this book


The metal-insulator transition due to electron-electron interactions is one of the most celebrated but least understood problems in condensed matter physics. Here this subject is comprehensively reviewed for the first time since Sir Nevill Mott's monograph of 1990. A pedagogical introduction to the basic concepts for the Mott transition, the Hubbard model, and various analytical approaches to correlated electron systems is presented. A new classification scheme for Mott insulators as Mott-Hubbard and Mott-Heisenberg insulators is proposed. Traditional methods are critically examined for their potential to describe the Mott transition. This book will make an excellent reference for scientists researching in the field of electron transport in condensed matter.


condensed matter metal model physics transport

Authors and affiliations

  • Florian Gebhard
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut Max von Laue-Paul LangevinGrenoble Cedex 9France

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-61481-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-14858-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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