Wigner on Solid State Physics
Although the published work of Eugene Wigner on the theory of solids essentially extends over only 6 years, from 1933 to 1938 (not including three overview papers with F. Seitz between 1953 and 1956), and consists of only 12 papers out of a total of over 500, Wigner is justly regarded as one of the fathers of the modern theory of the electronic structure of metals.
KeywordsManifold Compressibility Clarification
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References and Footnotes
- (with F. Seitz) On the constitution of metallic sodium. Phys. Rev. 42, 804–810 (1933); Vol. IV, PartiiGoogle Scholar
- On the interaction of electrons in metals. Phys. Rev. 46, 1002–1011 (1934); Vol.IV, PartiiGoogle Scholar
- Qualitative theory of the cohesion in metals, Proceedings, International Conference of Theoretical Physics, Kyoto and Tokyo, 649-663 (1953); Vol. IV, Part II. (Reprinted in slightly expanded form with F. Seitz, Solid State Physics 1, 97-126 (1955), Academic Press)Google Scholar
- J. Bardeen: Theory of the work function II. The surface double layer. Phys. Rev. 653–663 (1936)Google Scholar
- On the structure of solid bodies. Scientific Monthly 39, 415–419 (1936)Google Scholar
- The paper restricts itself to crystals without glide planes and scalar axes. For such crystals the space group is the direct product of a translation group and a point group, more precisely, the group generated by the exp(ikΓj), where Γj are fundamental translation vectorsGoogle Scholar
- On the constant A in Richardson’s equation. Phys. Rev. 49, 696-700 (1936); Vol. IV, Part IIGoogle Scholar