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Today’s Small Polaron

  • David Emin

Abstract

In 1959 Ted HOLSTEIN published his initial two papers about polarons [1,2]. The first of these companion papers concerns the formation of a polaron. The second addresses the motion of a small polaron. These papers have provided a clear conceptual base upon which to build. Nonetheless, within the quarter-of-a-century since their appearance, understanding of small-polaron formation and motion has changed considerably. The present paper describes a current view of how small polarons form and move. In addition, an interesting group of materials, the boron carbides, are taken to illustrate a recently observed novel feature of transport in polaronic systems.

Keywords

Spin Wave Boron Carbide Internal Bonding Vibrational Relaxation Small Polaron 
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