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Strongly Correlated Systems

Theoretical Methods

  • Adolfo Avella
  • Ferdinando Mancini

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 171)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Robert O. Jones
    Pages 1-28
  3. Mohit Randeria, Rajdeep Sensarma, Nandini Trivedi
    Pages 29-64
  4. Raymond Frésard, Johann Kroha, Peter Wölfle
    Pages 65-101
  5. Adolfo Avella, Ferdinando Mancini
    Pages 103-141
  6. Sergey G. Ovchinnikov, Vladimir A. Gavrichkov, Maxim M. Korshunov, Elena I. Shneyder
    Pages 143-171
  7. Nikolay M. Plakida
    Pages 173-202
  8. Dieter Vollhardt, Krzysztof Byczuk, Marcus Kollar
    Pages 203-236
  9. David Sénéchal
    Pages 237-270
  10. H. Fotso, S. Yang, K. Chen, S. Pathak, J. Moreno, M. Jarrell et al.
    Pages 271-302
  11. Michael Potthoff
    Pages 303-339
  12. David Sénéchal
    Pages 341-371
  13. André-Marie S. Tremblay
    Pages 409-453
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 455-461

About this book


The volume presents, for the very first time, an exhaustive collection of those modern theoretical methods specifically tailored for the analysis of Strongly Correlated Systems. Many novel materials, with functional properties emerging from macroscopic quantum behaviors at the frontier of modern research in physics, chemistry and materials science, belong to this class of systems. Any technique is presented in great detail by its own inventor or by one of the world-wide recognized main contributors. The exposition has a clear pedagogical cut and fully reports on the most relevant case study where the specific technique showed to be very successful in describing and enlightening the puzzling physics of a particular strongly correlated system. The book is intended for advanced graduate students and post-docs in the field as textbook and/or main reference, but also for other researchers in the field who appreciates consulting a single, but comprehensive, source or wishes to get acquainted, in a as painless as possible way, with the working details of a specific technique.


Condensed matter theory Quantum field theory Solid state physics Strongly correlated systems Theoretical methods

Editors and affiliations

  • Adolfo Avella
    • 1
  • Ferdinando Mancini
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica "E.R. Caianiello"Università degli Studi di SalernoFisciano (SA)Italy
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Fisica "E.R. Caianiello"Università degli Studi di SalernoFisciano (SA)Italy

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From the reviews:

“This book covers a tremendous amount of material regarding the analysis of strongly correlated systems. It is concerned primarily with theoretical methods for describing transport properties in novel materials emerging from macroscopic quantum behaviors. It is intended for graduate students, postdocs and faculty who are interested in acquiring the broad background knowledge needed to become successful researchers in this area.” (Christian Brosseau, Optics & Photonics News, October, 2012)

“This book is a collection of several chapters presenting analytical methods (motivation, successes and limitations) to understand the physical properties of systems in which electrons are correlated. … It is aimed at advanced graduate students and/or young post-docs in physics active in the field of correlated systems, and is therefore quite specialized. The reader is supposed to have a strong familiarity with concepts of many-body physics … .” (Gabriel Stoltz, Mathematical Reviews, January, 2013)