Vibronic Interactions and the Jahn-Teller Effect

Theory and Applications

  • Mihail Atanasov
  • Claude Daul
  • Philip L.W. Tregenna-Piggott

Part of the Progress in Theoretical Chemistry and Physics book series (PTCP, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Jahn-Teller Effect and Vibronic Interactions: General Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Matija Zlatar, Jean-Pierre Brog, Alain Tschannen, Maja Gruden-Pavlović, Claude Daul
      Pages 25-38
    3. Boris Tsukerblat, Andrew Palii, Juan Modesto Clemente-Juan, Eugenio Coronado
      Pages 39-57
  3. Jahn-Teller Effect and Vibronic Interactions in Impurity Centers in Crystals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. P. L. W. Tregenna-Piggott, C. J. Noble, Mark J. Riley
      Pages 85-103
    3. Pablo Garcia-Fernandez, A. Trueba, M. T. Barriuso, J. A. Aramburu, Miguel Moreno
      Pages 105-142
    4. Imbi Tehver, G. Benedek, V. Boltrushko, V. Hizhnyakov, T. Vaikjärv
      Pages 163-177
  4. Fullerenes, Fullerides and Related Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Janette L. Dunn, Ian D. Hands, Colin A. Bates
      Pages 215-229
    3. Andrew J. Lakin, Ian D. Hands, Colin A. Bates, Janette L. Dunn
      Pages 231-243
    4. Jules Tshishimbi Muya, G. Gopakumar, Erwin Lijnen, Minh Tho Nguyen, Arnout Ceulemans
      Pages 265-278
  5. Conical Intersections and Interplay Between Jahn-Teller Coupling and Spin-Orbit Coupling: Theory and Manifestations in Magnetism and Spectroscopy

  6. Jahn-Teller Effect in Mixed Valence Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Andrew Palii, Boris Tsukerblat, Juan Modesto Clemente-Juan, Eugenio Coronado
      Pages 329-350
  7. Cooperative Jahn-Teller Effect and Spin-Coupling Phenomena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. Serghei Ostrovsky, Andrew Palii, Sophia Klokishner, Michael Shatruk, Kristen Funck, Catalina Achim et al.
      Pages 379-395
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 441-446

About this book


The concepts of the Jahn-Teller effect and vibronic coupling are being applied to more and more systems in both chemistry and physics. Aspects of structural chemistry such as the distortion of the nuclear framework to a lower-symmetry conformation have received an increasing attention, as well as the dynamics on the coupled potential energy surfaces.


The Jahn-Teller intersections are now recognized as prototype cases of conical intersections where the nuclear motion is known to be inherently nonadiabatic in nature and interchanges freely between the different potential energy surfaces. In the condensed phase especially, the significance of the Jahn-Teller effect has been increasingly appreciated, following the discovery of superconductivity in the fullerides and of very large ("colossal") magnetoresistance in the manganite perovskites. Indeed, these materials are particularly challenging since the Jahn-Teller interaction competes with electronic correlation effects.  


Vibronic Interactions and the Jahn-Teller Effect: Theory and Applications provides an in-depth discussion of the Jahn-Teller effect and vibronic interactions as reflected by the contributions presented at the XX International Conference on the Jahn-Teller effect, Fribourg, Switzerland, 2010. The following topics have been treated in a clear and concise way:


- Complex topologies of Jahn-Teller effect and conical intersections

- Multi-state vibronic interactions on strongly coupled potential energy surfaces

- Interplay of vibronic and spin-orbit coupling

- Strain in Jahn-Teller systems and cooperative Jahn-Teller effect

- Orbital ordering and its relation to ferromagnetism, ferroelectricity and molecular magnets

- The Jahn-Teller effect in icosahedral systems

- The Jahn-Teller effect and high temperature superconductivity


This book is of interest to a wide audience including academic and industrial theoretical and experimental physicists, chemists, spectroscopists, and crystallographers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mihail Atanasov
    • 1
  • Claude Daul
    • 2
  • Philip L.W. Tregenna-Piggott
    • 3
  1. 1.Inst. of General & Inorganic ChemistryBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2., ChemistryUniversity of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland
  3. 3.Paul Scherrer InstitutVilligen PSISwitzerland

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