1st Edition

Polarons and Bipolarons An Introduction

By Ashok Chatterjee, Soma Mukhopadhyay Copyright 2019
    478 Pages 113 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book provides a comprehensive review of the subject of polaron and a thorough account of the sophisticated theories of the polaron. It explains the concept of the polaron physics in as simple a manner as possible and presents the theoretical techniques and mathematical derivations in great detail. Anybody who follows this book will develop a solid command over the subject both conceptually and technically and will be in a position to contribute to this field.

    Section I Basic Polaron Concepts

    1 Qualitative Picture

    Section II Continuum Polarons

    2 The Frohlich Hamiltonian

    3 Exactly Soluble Polaron Models

    4 Weak and Intermediate Coupling Solutions of the Frohlich Hamiltonian

    5 Strong-Coupling Solutions of the Frohlich Hamiltonian

    6 Attempts at All-Coupling Solutions of the Frohlich Hamiltonian

    7 Path-Integral Solutions of the Frohlich Hamiltonian

    8 Green’s Function Theories for the Frohlich Polaron

    9 The Bound Polaron Problem

    10 Magneto-Optics of Polarons

    11 Large Optical Bipolaron

    12 Instabilities in the Polaron Models

    Section III _Polarons in Arbitrary Dimensions

    and Confined System

    13 Multi-Dimensional Polarons and Bound Polarons

    14 Polarons in Confined Geometries

    15 Bipolarons in a Quantum Dot

    16 Magneto-Polarons in a Quantum Dot

    17 Polarons in One Dimension: Frohlich・Toyozawa・Luttinger Model

    Section IV Polarons in Tight-binding Models

    18 Small Polaron: Holstein Model

    19 Polaron in Tight Binding Models with Coulomb Correlation

    20 Non-Equilibrium Transport through a Single-Molecular Transistor


    Prof. Ashok Chatterjee  is a Professor at School of Physics, University of Hyderabad in India.

    Soma Mukhopadhyay, is a Professor at CMR College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, India.