Preface Chapter 1. Overview of Heavy-Fermion Systems
Chapter 2. Kondo Lattice, Mixed Valence and Heavy-Fermions
2.1. Periodic Anderson and Kondo-lattice Models
2.2. Early Theoretical Approaches
2.3. Cluster Calculations
Chapter 3. Dynamical, Extended Dynamical, and Cluster Dynamical Mean-Field Theories: (DMFT, EDMFT and Cluster DMFT) 3.1 The Local Impurity Self-Consistent Approximation (LISA) 3.2 Brief Discussions of the Dynamical Mean-Field Equations 3.2.1 The Cavity Method 3.2.2 Perturbation Theory in infinite dimensions 3.3 Methods of solution 3.4 Application of LISA to Periodic Anderson Model 3.5 Kondo Insulators 3.6 The multichannel Kondo Lattice 3.7 RKKY interaction 3.8 Extended Dynamical Mean Field Theory (EDMFT): 3.8 (a) Overview 3.8 (b) Application to Kondo Lattice Model 3.8(c) Application to Periodic Anderson Model 3.8(d) Two-impurity Cluster Dynamical Mean Field Theory 3.9 Quantum Cluster theories
Chapter 4. Fermi Liquid, Heavy-Fermi Liquid and Non-Fermi Liquid Models
4.1 Fermi-liquid Theory of Landau
4.2 Fermi-liquid Model for Kondo lattice systems
4.3 Heavy Fermi Liquids
4.4 Non-Fermi-liquid behavior in f-electron metals
4.5 The Quadrupolar Kondo Model
4.6 Quantum Critical Point Theories
4.7 Weak-Coupling Theories
4.8 Strong Coupling Theories
4.8(a) Fractionalized Fermi Liquids
4.8(b) Local Quantum Criticality in Heavy Fermion Metals
4.8(c) The Underscreened Kondo Model
Chapter 5. Metamagnetism in Heavy-Fermions (Experimental Review)<BR id="CRLF
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.
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I have published 100 research papers on magnetic, electric, optical and hyperfine properties of metals, alloys, crystalline and amorphous semiconductors. 10 students have completed their Ph.D. thesis under my supervision. I have been doing research on Heavy-Fermion Systems since 1982 and published several papers to explain their properties.
University of Houston, Department of Physics, TX, USA