Pair Correlations in Many-Fermion Systems

  • Vladimir Z. Kresin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Superconducting State in Conventional and High Tc Oxides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Bill, V. Z. Kresin, S. A. Wolf
      Pages 25-55
    3. Walter D. Knight
      Pages 57-62
    4. A. Agliolo Gallitto, I. Ciccarello, M. Guccione, M. Li Vigni, D. Persano Adorno
      Pages 111-131
  3. Organic Superconductivity. Fullerenes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Takehiko Ishiguro, Hiroshi Ito
      Pages 135-146
    3. Olle Gunnarsson, Erik Koch, Richard M. Martin
      Pages 155-172
    4. L. S. Brizhik, A. A. Eremko
      Pages 173-184
  4. Superfluid He3

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Robert Richardson
      Pages 187-203
    3. Dieter Vollhardt
      Pages 205-220
  5. Finite Systems. Clusters

  6. Finite Systems. Nuclei

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. D. S. Delion, A. Insolia, R. J. Liotta
      Pages 265-293
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 295-296

About this book


At first glance, the articles in this book may appear to have nothing in common. They cover such seemingly disparate subjects as the properties of small metallic clusters and the behavior of superfluid He3, nuclear physics and organic materials, copper oxides and mag­ netic resonance. Why have they been brought together, particUlarly in our time of narrow spe­ cialization? In fact, the properties and effects described in this book touch upon one and the same fundamental phenomenon: pair correlation. Introduced in the theory of superconductivity by J. Bardeen, L. Cooper, and J. Schrieffer (BCS), this effect plays a key role in various Fermi systems. The book consists of several sections. The first chapter is concerned with conven­ tional and high Tc superconductors. The second chapter describes two relatively young fami­ lies of superconductors: organics and fullerenes. Chapter III addresses the superfluidity of 3 He • The discovery of this phenomenon in 1971 was a big event in physics and last year was acknowledged by a Nobel prize. This book contains the text of the Nobel lecture. Chapters IV and V are devoted to correlations in finite Fermi systems such as small metallic clusters, C 60 anions, and atomic nuclei. The book thus covers a broad range of problems, illuminating the close ties between various areas of physics.


Superconductor behavior cluster copper crystal fullerene fullerenes hyperfine isotope metallic cluster nuclear physics phase physics soliton superconductivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Vladimir Z. Kresin
    • 1
  1. 1.Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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