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Polarons in Advanced Materials

  • A. S. Alexandrov


  • A contemporary 'encyclopedia' of polarons

  • Appropriate for graduate courses on condensed matter theory, theory of superconductivity, and advanced quantum mechanics


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 103)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Large and Small Polarons

    1. Yurii A. Firsov
      Pages 63-105
    2. Harald Böttger, Valerij V. Bryksin, Thomas Damker
      Pages 107-148
    3. V. Cataudella, G. De Filippis, C. A. Perroni
      Pages 149-189
    4. Pavel Kornilovitch
      Pages 192-230
  3. Bipolarons in Multi-Polaron Systems

    1. A. S. Alexandrov
      Pages 257-310
    2. Serge Aubry
      Pages 311-371
  4. Strongly Correlated Polarons

  5. Polarons in Contemporary Materials

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 665-670

About this book


Polarons in Advanced Materials will lead the reader from single-polaron problems to multi-polaron systems and finally to a description of many interesting phenomena in high-temperature superconductors, ferromagnetic oxides, conducting polymers and molecular nanowires. The book divides naturally into four parts. Part I introduces a single polaron and describes recent achievements in analytical and numerical studies of polaron properties in different electron-phonon models. Part II and Part III describe multi-polaron physics, and Part IV describes many key physical properties of high-temperature superconductors, colossal magnetoresistance oxides, conducting polymers and molecular nanowires, which were understood with polarons and bipolarons.

The book is written in the form of self-consistent reviews authored by well-established researchers actively working in the field and will benefit scientists and postgraduate students with a background in condensed matter physics and materials sciences.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. S. Alexandrov
    • 1
  1. 1.Loughborough UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Polarons in Advanced Materials
  • Editors Alexandre S. Alexandrov
  • Series Title Springer Series in Materials Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Canopus Publishing Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-6347-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-9620-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-6348-0
  • Series ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series E-ISSN 2196-2812
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 672
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Jointly published with Canopus Publishing Limited, Bristol, UK
  • Topics Condensed Matter Physics
    Materials Science, general
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