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Author Giuliani, Gabriele, 1953-

Title Quantum theory of the electron liquid / Gabriele Giuliani, Giovanni Vignale
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
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Summary Modern electronic devices and novel materials often derive their extraordinary properties from the intriguing, complex behavior of large numbers of electrons forming what is known as an electron liquid. This book provides an in-depth introduction to the physics of the interacting electron liquid in a broad variety of systems, including metals, semiconductors, artificial nano-structures, atoms and molecules. One, two and three dimensional systems are treated separately and in parallel. Different phases of the electron liquid, from the Landau Fermi liquid to the Wigner crystal, from the Luttinger liquid to the quantum Hall liquid are extensively discussed. Both static and time-dependent density functional theory are presented in detail. Although the emphasis is on the development of the basic physical ideas and on a critical discussion of the most useful approximations, the formal derivation of the results is highly detailed and based on the simplest, most direct methods
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 742-764) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fermi liquid theory -- Textbooks.
Fermi surfaces -- Textbooks.
Hartree-Fock approximation -- Textbooks.
Many-body problem -- Textbooks.
Quantum field theory -- Textbooks.
Genre/Form Textbooks.
Form Electronic book
Author Vignale, Giovanni, 1957-
ISBN 0511410263 (electronic bk.)
051161991X (electronic bk.)
0521821126 (hardback)
9780511410260 (electronic bk.)
9780511619915 (electronic bk.)
9780521821124 (hardback)