Heavy-fermion systems [E-Book] / Prasanta Misra.
Misra, Prasanta.
1st ed.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2008
1 online resource (xiv, 338 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Handbook of metal physics,
Full Text
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. Extensive research references. Comprehensive review of a very rapidly growing number of theories. Summary of all important experiments. Comparison with other highly correlated systems such as High-Tc Superconductors. Possible Technological applications.