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Mott Insulators

Physics and applications
Sindhunil Barman Roy


There have been many recent developments in the physics and materials science of Mott insulators, especially their recognition as emergent materials for important and innovative device applications such as information processing and storage, and the possibilities of even further applications in optical and thermal switches, thermo-chromic devices, gas sensors and even solar cell applications. Aimed at advanced undergraduate students of physics, chemistry, materials science, and electrical and electronics engineering, this book introduces the subject and reviews present knowledge in the field, enabling students and researchers to get acquainted with this very interesting and emerging area of science and technology. Professional researchers in academic institutions and industries already engaged in the programmes of correlated electron materials and devices will also find this title of use.

About Editors

Sindhunil Barman Roy is an emeritus professor at the UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore. His research interests span basic and applied aspects of magnetism and superconductivity, and he has published more than 200 research papers in international peer-reviewed journals. He served on the editorial board of Superconductor Science and Technology between 2008 and 2014 and is a recipient of the Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award of the Department of Atomic Energy, India, as well as a fellow of the Institute of Physics, UK.

Table of Contents

Author biography
Part I Physics of Mott insulators
1 Electrons in crystalline solids
2 Electron–electron interaction in crystalline solids
3 Mott insulators and related phenomena: a basic introduction
4 Mott physics and magnetic insulators
5 Mott metal–insulator transition
6 Experimental studies on Mott metal–insulator transition
Part II Applications of Mott insulators
7 Electron band semiconductor devices
8 Mott insulator and strongly correlated electron materials based devices
A Some relevant experimental techniques
B Fermi–Dirac distribution function
C Idea of second quantization
D Green's function and Hubbard model


Hardback ISBN: 9780750315944

Ebook ISBN: 9780750315968

DOI: 10.1088/2053-2563/ab16c9

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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