Heavy-Fermion Systems : Volume 2 Hardback
Part of the Handbook of Metal Physics series
The book on Heavy-Fermion Systems is a part of the Book series "Handbook of Metal Physics", each volume of which is written to facilitate the research of Ph.D. students, faculty and other researchers in a specific area.
The Heavy-Fermions (sometimes known as Heavy-Electrons) is a loosely defined collection of intermetallic compounds containing rare-earth (mostly Ce) or actinide (mostly U) elements.
These unusual names were given due to the large effective mass (100-1,000 times greater than the mass of a free electron) below a critical temperature.
They have a variety of ground states including superconducting, antiferromagnetic, paramagnetic or semiconducting.
Some display unusual magnetic properties such as magnetic quantum critical point and metamagnetism. This book is essentially a summary as well as a critical review of the theoretical and experimental work done on Heavy Fermions.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
- Publication Date: 01/07/2007
- Category: Condensed matter physics (liquid state & solid state physics)
- ISBN: 9780444515032