SARFATT, J and STONEHAM, AM (1967) GOLDSTONE THEOREM AND JAHN-TELLER EFFECT. P PHYS SOC LOND , 91 (1) 214 - 221. 10.1088/0370-1328/91/1/331.
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The Goldstone theorem requires that a many-body system with broken symmetry has an excitation branch, whose frequency tends to zero in the limit of infinite wavelength. We treat a system where the broken symmetry comes from the terms which give rise to the Jahn-Teller effect. Both the excitation branches we discuss in detail have finite frequencies at infinite wavelength when there is no Jahn-Teller term; the introduction of this term forces one branch to have zero frequency at infinite wavelength, in agreement with the Goldstone theorem The main point of this paper is this striking illustration of Goldstone's conjecture. Some of the simpler features of the excitation branches are discussed, they do not appear to have been treated in detail in the literature. Systems of ions in twofold degenerate E ground states may exhibit such excitations, which will have a characteristic velocity considerably less than that of sound.
|Title:||GOLDSTONE THEOREM AND JAHN-TELLER EFFECT|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|Additional information:||Text made available to UCL Discovery by kind permission of IOP Publishing, 2012|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > London Centre for Nanotechnology|
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