Polarons in Advanced Materials

  • A. S. Alexandrov

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 103)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Large and Small Polarons

    1. Yurii A. Firsov
      Pages 63-105
    2. Harald Böttger, Valerij V. Bryksin, Thomas Damker
      Pages 107-148
    3. V. Cataudella, G. De Filippis, C. A. Perroni
      Pages 149-189
    4. Pavel Kornilovitch
      Pages 192-230
  3. Bipolarons in Multi-Polaron Systems

    1. A. S. Alexandrov
      Pages 257-310
    2. Serge Aubry
      Pages 311-371
  4. Strongly Correlated Polarons

  5. Polarons in Contemporary Materials

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 665-670

About this book


Polarons in Advanced Materials will lead the reader from single-polaron problems to multi-polaron systems and finally to a description of many interesting phenomena in high-temperature superconductors, ferromagnetic oxides, conducting polymers and molecular nanowires. The book divides naturally into four parts. Part I introduces a single polaron and describes recent achievements in analytical and numerical studies of polaron properties in different electron-phonon models. Part II and Part III describe multi-polaron physics, and Part IV describes many key physical properties of high-temperature superconductors, colossal magnetoresistance oxides, conducting polymers and molecular nanowires, which were understood with polarons and bipolarons.

The book is written in the form of self-consistent reviews authored by well-established researchers actively working in the field and will benefit scientists and postgraduate students with a background in condensed matter physics and materials sciences.


Canopus Complex materials Helium-Atom-Streuung Multi-Polaron systems advanced materials condensed matter materials science polarons superconducting materials

Editors and affiliations

  • A. S. Alexandrov
    • 1
  1. 1.Loughborough UniversityUK

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