Peierls transition in alternant lattices

P. M. Chaikin, P. Pincus, G. Beni

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    Abstract

    It is shown that, in alternant lattices with a half-filled nondegenerate tight-binding band, the static zero temperature dielectric function diverges logarithmically for a wavevector Q=( pi , pi , pi ) in the reciprocal lattice. This implies that such three-dimensional systems may distort in a way which results in a non-conducting ground state.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number001
    Pages (from-to)L65-L66
    JournalJournal of Physics C: Solid State Physics
    Volume8
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 1975

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    • Condensed Matter Physics
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