Correlation Functions and Quasiparticle Interactions in Condensed Matter

  • J. Woods Halley

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. General Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Irwin Oppenheim
      Pages 235-258
  3. Magnetic Systems

  4. Liquids

  5. Phonons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 481-481
    2. Heinz Bilz
      Pages 483-572
    3. Isaac F. Silvera
      Pages 603-639
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 647-665

About this book


This volume contains the proceedings of a NATO Advanced Study Institute devoted to the study of dynamical correlation functions of the form (I) J~e-lwt 6ft T- is an equilibrium average. In equation (1) it is useful to regard the product AB as the product of two operators in cases in which A and B refer to different spatial points in a condensed matter sys­ tem and/or in which A and B behave dynamically in a quasiharmonic way. In the second case, one has a two quasiparticle correlation function and CAB;AB(w) gives information about quasiparticle inter­ actions. Condensed matter physics has increasingly turned its attention to correlation functions of this type during the last 15 years, partly because the two point and/or one-particle correlation functions have by now been very thoroughly studied in many cases. The study of four point and/or two quasiparticle correlations has proceeded somewhat independently in several diverse fields of condensed matter physics and it was one purpose of the institute to bring experts from these different fields together to describe the current state of their art to each other and to advanced students.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. Woods Halley
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Physics and Astronomy Tate Laboratory of PhysicsUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-3362-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-3360-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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