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AuthorMiโsrๅa, Praโsๅanta
TitleHeavy-fermion systems [electronic resource] / Prasanta Misra
Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2008
Edition 1st ed
Connect tohttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/publication?issn=1570002X&volume=2
Descript xiv, 338 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm

SUMMARY

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


CONTENT

1. Overview of Heavy-Fermion Systems -- 2. Kondo Lattice, Mixed Valence and Heavy-Fermions -- 3. Dynamical, Extended Dynamical, and Cluster Dynamical Mean-Field Theories: (DMFT, EDMFT and Cluster DMFT) -- 4. Fermi Liquid, Heavy-Fermi Liquid and Non-Fermi Liquid Models -- 5. Metamagnetism in Heavy-Fermions (Experimental Review) -- 6. Theory of Metamagnetism in Heavy Fermions -- 7. Heavy-Fermion Superconductors (Ce-based Compounds) -- 8. U-based Superconducting Compounds -- 9. Filled Skutterdites and Trans-Uranium Superconductors -- 10. Brief Review of Theories of Heavy-Fermion Superconductivity -- 11 Kondo Insulators


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