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Excitons and Cooper Pairs: Two Composite Bosons in Many-Body Physics

Monique Combescot and Shiue-Yuan Shiau


This book bridges the gap between two major fields in condensed matter physics: semiconductors and superconductors. Through an original perspective that their key particles, excitons and Cooper pairs, are composite bosons (cobosons), the book raises fundamental questions: how does the Pauli exclusion principle affect the fermionic components of bosonic particles at the microscopic level, and how does this appear in the coboson many-body physics at the macroscopic level? What insights would the study of Wannier excitons, Frenkel excitons, and Cooper pairs provide about the “bosonic condensation ... More

Keywords: Wannier exciton, Frenkel exciton, Cooper pair, trion, biexciton, polariton, condensation, Shiva diagram, composite boson, many-body physics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198753735
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753735.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monique Combescot, author
Directeur de Recherche CNRS Emeritus, Institute de NanoSciences de Paris, Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie

Shiue-Yuan Shiau, author
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and National Centre of Theoretical Sciences, National Cheng Kung University