Qualitative Theory of the Cohesion in Metals

  • E. P. Wigner
Part of the The Collected Works of Eugene Paul Wigner book series (WIGNER, volume A / 4)


Proceedings of the International Conference of Theoretical Physics, Kyoto and Tokyo, September, 1953. Published by the Organizing Committee International Conference of Theoretical Physics Science Council of Japan, Ueno Park, Tokyo 1954, pp. 649-663. Reprinted in expanded form in collaboration with F.Seitz in: Solid State Physics I. Academic Press 1955, pp. 97-126


Wave Function Wave Vector Brillouin Zone Fermi Energy Cohesive Energy 
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    This expression is contained already in F. Bloch’s article Zeits. f. Physik 57 (1929), 545. Cf. also F. Seitz, reference 7, p. 240 ff where the connection between correlations and exchange energy is brought out particularly clearlyGoogle Scholar

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