By J. Friedel (auth.), Tormod Riste (eds.)
This NATO complicated research Institute used to be the fourth in a sequence dedicated to the topic of section transitions and instabilities with specific cognizance to structural part transforma~ions. starting wi th the 1st Geilo institute in 19'(1 we've seen the emphasis evolve from the easy quasiharmonic gentle mode description in the Landau concept, during the unforeseen spectral constitution re offered by means of the "central top" (1973), to such matters as melting, turbulence and hydrodynamic instabilities (1975). refined theoretical concepts comparable to scaling legislation and renormalization staff thought built over an analogous interval have delivered to this wide selection of topics a delightful team spirit. those institutes were instrumental in putting structural differences sincerely within the mainstream of statistical physics and significant phenomena. the current Geilo institute keeps the various counter cul tural flavour of the 1st one by means of insisting each time attainable upon peeking lower than the skirts of even the main winning phenomenology to trap a glimpse of the underlying microscopic tactics. after all the gentle mode is still an invaluable suggestion, however the significant em phasis of this institute is the microscopic reason behind the mode softening. The discussions given the following illustrate that for sure very important sessions of solids the reason lies within the electron phonon interplay. 3 significant sorts of structural transitions are thought of. with regards to metals and semimetals, the electron phonon interplay relie6 seriously at the topology of the Fermi surface.
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As a result, Iv 12 should be replaced by Iv v I = E-llv 12. Hence the second or8er term in 6E reads (24)(3l)q eq q eq q 6E q Xq Iv E q eq 12 Thus the Kohn anomaly due to that in E . q X q 1S reduced but not suppressed by The instability condition of the phonon mode becomes E q The production of a charge density wave coupled with the phonon t nd screening its potential thus introduces a reduction factor - < 1, for X < o. The charge density wave stiffens the phonon, E q q and thus makes its instability less easy to produce.
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The locking is obviously more effective for large amplitude PHASE TRANSITIONS AND ELECTRON-PHONON COUPLINGS 37 sinusoids, and for short period sinusoids, with wave lengths small mUltiples of the crystal period. • • Q b . . p p' p" c Figure 23: Phase locking. a, b rate wave. commensurate wave, c uncommensu- - if q is not commensurate with the lattice, the continuous non linear solution mentioned above leads to atomic planes being distributed allover the top of the sinusoidal potential so that, when the wave is shifted, its energy is not changed : the phase of the distortion wave is not locked ; the wave could in principle be a travelling one, and has thus been called a phason.
Electron-Phonon Interactions and Phase Transitions by J. Friedel (auth.), Tormod Riste (eds.)