The Self-Energy Problem in Quantum Dielectrics

  • J. Hermanson
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (volume 2)


In these lectures we will study two important aspects of electron-electron interactions in insulators: (1) quasiparticles (electronic polarons) and (2) sidebands in excitation spectra, associated with the final-state emission of quanta of the dielectric polarization field. Thus we will be concerned with (the real and imaginary parts of) the self-energy of an electron in a quantum dielectric. Our study will be based on simple models which illustrate the essential physical aspects of the problem.


Polarization Field Dielectric Response Adiabatic Limit Correlation Hole Induce Charge Density 
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  • J. Hermanson
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentMontana State UniversityBozemanUSA

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