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GOLDSTONE THEOREM AND JAHN-TELLER EFFECT

SARFATT, J; STONEHAM, AM; (1967) GOLDSTONE THEOREM AND JAHN-TELLER EFFECT. P PHYS SOC LOND , 91 (1) 214 - 221. 10.1088/0370-1328/91/1/331. Green open access

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Abstract

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.

Type: Article
Title: GOLDSTONE THEOREM AND JAHN-TELLER EFFECT
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1088/0370-1328/91/1/331
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0370-1328/91/1/331
Language: English
Additional information: Text made available to UCL Discovery by kind permission of IOP Publishing, 2012
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/97090
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