Heavy Fermion Systems
  • Release Date : 11 December 2007
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Categories : Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0080554679
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080554679
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Synopsis : Heavy Fermion Systems written by Prasanta Misra, published by Elsevier which was released on 11 December 2007. Download Heavy Fermion Systems Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. The book on Heavy-Fermion Systems is a part of the Book series "Handbook of Metal Physics", each volume of which is written to facilitate the research of Ph.D. students, faculty and other researchers in a specific area. The Heavy-Fermions (sometimes known as Heavy-Electrons) is a loosely defined collection of intermetallic compounds containing rare-earth (mostly Ce) or actinide (mostly U) elements. These unusual names were given due to the large effective mass (100-1,000 times greater than the mass of a free electron) below a critical temperature. They have a variety of ground states including superconducting, antiferromagnetic, paramagnetic or semiconducting. Some display unusual magnetic properties such as magnetic quantum critical point and metamagnetism. This book is essentially a summary as well as a critical review of the theoretical and experimental work done on Heavy Fermions. · Extensive research references. · Comprehensive review of a very rapidly growing number of theories. · Summary of all important experiments. · Comparison with other highly correlated systems such as High-Tc Superconductors. · Possible Technological applications.