Peierls transition in alternant lattices

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

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    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
    Issue number5
    StatePublished - 1975

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • General Engineering
    • General Physics and Astronomy


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