By Alexandre S. Alexandrov, Jozef T. Devreese (auth.)
While uncomplicated positive aspects of polarons have been good famous decades in the past and feature been defined in a few evaluate papers and textbooks, curiosity within the function of electron-phonon interactions and polaron dynamics in modern fabrics has lately passed through a energetic revival. Electron-phonon interactions were proven to be correct in high-temperature superconductors and massive magnetoresistance oxides, and delivery via nanowires and quantum dots additionally usually will depend on vibronic displacements of ions. the ongoing curiosity in polarons extends past actual description of complex fabrics. the sector has been a trying out floor for analytical, semi-analytical, and numerical ideas, akin to course integrals, strong-coupling perturbation enlargement, complex variational, special diagonalization, density-matrix renormalization team, dynamic mean-field, and quantum Monte Carlo innovations. unmarried and multi-polaron theories have provided a brand new perception in our realizing of high-temperature superconductivity, significant magnetoresistance, and the correlated delivery via molecular quantum dots. This booklet stories a few fresh advancements within the box of polarons, beginning with the fundamentals and protecting a couple of energetic instructions of analysis.
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Xm ). 52), the spectral function gk (ω) is obtained applying a stochastic optimization technique. We refer to the review  for further details on the DQMC and stochastic optimization, where information on the excited states of the polaron is also derived by the analytic continuation of the imaginary time Green’s functions to real frequencies. DQMC  (see Fig. 3) conﬁrms that for α 1, the bare-electron state in the polaron wave function is no longer the dominant contribution and perturbation theory is not adequate.
The associated spectral function Am (q, ω) = −2Im χm (q, ω) is a series of δ-functions centered at q 2 /2M + nv (n is integer). Here, q 2 /2M represents the energy of the center of mass of electron and ﬁctitious particle, and v is the energy gap between the levels of the relative motion. To include dissipation , a ﬁnite lifetime was introduced for the states of the relative motion, which can be considered as the result of the residual EPI not included into the Feynman variational model. To this end, in χm (q, t) the factor exp [−ivt] was replaced with (1 + it/τ )−vτ which leads to the replacement of δ-functions by Gamma functions with mean value and variance given, respectively, by q 2 /2M + nv and nv/τ .
54) (k) where Z0 is the weight of the bare-electron state. The energy Egs (k) and the (k) weight Z0,gs for the polaron ground state can be extracted from the Green’s function behavior at long times: ω0−1 ) → Z0 exp[−E(k)τ ]. 49), the N -phonon Green’s function is deﬁned: GN (k, τ ; q1 , . . , qN ) = vac|dqN (τ ) . . dq1 (τ )ap (τ )a†p (0)d†q1 (0) . . d†qN (0)|vac , τ ≥ 0, N p = k− qj . 56) at long times, the characteristics of the polaron ground state are found. In particular, the weight of the N -phonon state for the polaron ground state is given by GN (k, τ ω0−1 ; q1 , .
Advances in Polaron Physics by Alexandre S. Alexandrov, Jozef T. Devreese (auth.)