Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Excitons and Cooper PairsTwo Composite Bosons in Many-Body Physics$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Monique Combescot and Shiue-Yuan Shiau

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198753735

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753735.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 22 June 2018

Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction
Source:
Excitons and Cooper Pairs
Author(s):

Monique Combescot

Shiue-Yuan Shiau

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753735.003.0001

Chapter 1 explains the original spirit in which this book has come into being. It also frames the structure of the book by briefly summarizing the content of each chapter. The book title Excitons and Cooper Pairs may appear quite odd at first because these “particles” exist in materials, that is, semiconductors and superconductors, that exhibit very different properties. Yet, excitons and Cooper pairs are definitely related through the fact that both are composite particles made of two fermions. This book focuses on the composite boson nature of these particles, the many-body effects resulting from this compositeness, the role of the potential felt by the fermionic components, and the peculiar condensation that takes place in composite boson systems.

Keywords:   exciton, Cooper pair, composite particle, composite boson, semiconductor, superconductor, many-body effect, condensation

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .