The Free Energy and Dynamical Structure Factors of a Metallic System

  • A. B. Bhatia


In 1950, Fröhlich [1] showed that the same Bloch electron-phonon interaction [2] which is responsible for the electrical resistivity of a metal, leads also, if strong enough, to a net attractive interaction between the electrons and is thus responsible for the phenomenon of superconductivity. This fundamental idea, as is, of course, well known, forms the basis of all subsequent work on superconductivity. It introduced a new element in the theory of normal metals also, namely, that the electron-phonon interaction affects the electron density of states of a normal metal and hence its electronic specific heat etc. [1, 3, 4]. The present Chapter is partly concerned with this effect and partly with the change in the electronic specific heat due to alloying.


Free Energy Electrical Resistivity Order Correction Metallic System Dynamical Structure Factor 
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  • A. B. Bhatia
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of PhysicsUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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