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By S. Schnatterly (auth.), Jozef T. Devreese, Fons Brosens (eds.)

From July 20 until 31, 1981, the complex research Institute on "Electron Correlations in Solids, Molecules and Atoms", backed by way of NATO, used to be held on the collage of Antwerpen (U.I.A.), within the convention heart Corsendonk. within the previous couple of years, the matter of many-electron correlations has won renewed recognition, because of contemporary experimental and theoretic­ al advancements. From the theoretical standpoint, extra subtle remedies of the homogeneous electron fuel version advanced, together with dynamical facets of the electron correlation within the dielectric reaction. additionally, the homogeneous electron gasoline, which served as a version for easy metals, was once prolonged to incorporate spin- and charge-density waves and phasons. the concept that of straightforward excitations too used to be brought not just in completely ordered steel crystals, but in addition in magnetic alloys, in liquid metals and alloys, in semiconductors, or even in molecules and atoms. relatively actual quantitative calculations of those results lately grew to become attainable, starting from plasmon frequencies in atoms, over dielectric reaction of semiconduc­ tors and resistivity in magnetic alloys to electron-hole drinks and their section separation. the hot technological evolution allowed for extra actual measurements in formerly unaccessible domain names, e.g. X-ray scatter­ ing and quickly electron power loss at huge wavevector. in addition, those new advancements opened new views in physics, accompany­ ing or maybe introducing the hot suggestions which additionally advanced within the theory.

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44 A. W. OVERHAUSER ,•.. 5 ••• ••• • INTER-BAND \---_. 0 PHO~N Fig. 3. 2 ENERGY (eV) Anomalous optical absorption spectrum of potassium. The intra-band conductivity (dashed curve) has been subtracted from the experimental data before being plotted. The solid curve shows the theoretical absorption introduced by a CDW structure. 3eV. Ordinarily potassium, which is body-centered cubic, would have isotropic optical properties. However, the new absorption + occurs only trom the component of the photon polarization vector E parallel to Q.

In (a) the field B is rotated about the growth axis. 5, 1,2,3, ••. ,kG. • kG. The data are from Holroyd and Datars (1975). during a two-year period prior to publication. Their results were reproduced by Holroyd and Datars,l-l who found one specimen with an anisotropy (at 23 kG) of 45 to 1. See Fig. 4. These results prove that potassium (and sodium) have neither cubic symmetry nor simply-connected Fermi surfaces. The Oil Drop Effect Holroyd and Datars were able to obtain isotropic torque patterns by cleaning off all the oil (in which the spherical samples were grown).

Y. 83. SCHNATTERLY [20] G. Wend in , "The Random Phase Approximation with Exchange" ibid. 61. [21] M. A. V. Chernysheva, Sov. Phys. JETP 33, 90 (1971). P. P. E. Schnatterly, submitted to Phys. Rev. W. Overhauser Department of Physics Purdue University West Lafayette, IN 47907 I. THE MYSTERIES OF THE SIMPLE METALS Introduction The importance of many-electron effects in metals was realized in 1929 by F. l He showed that exchange interactions cause a significant enhancement of the spin susceptibility Xs over the value X derived by Pauli for free electrons.

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