Phonon and Electron Statistics in Metals

  • Minoru Fujimoto


Discovered by Kamerlingh-Onnes in 1911, superconductivity in metals was a peculiar phenomenon, but is now known as due to phase transition of conduction electrons in periodic lattice at low temperatures. Related to lattice excitations, the transition is a basic occurrence in many-electron systems in crystals. In this chapter, we discuss statistical properties of many-phonon and many-electron systems.


Conduction Electron Lattice Potential Pauli Principle Slater Determinant Bloch Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minoru Fujimoto
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

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