13-19 June 2015
University of Alberta
America/Edmonton timezone
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A Variational Wave Function for Electrons coupled to Acoustic Phonons

16 Jun 2015, 10:00
NINT Taylor room (University of Alberta)

NINT Taylor room

University of Alberta

Oral (Student, In Competition) / Orale (Étudiant(e), inscrit à la compétition) Condensed Matter and Materials Physics / Physique de la matière condensée et matériaux (DCMMP-DPMCM) T1-1 Superconductivity (DCMMP) / Supraconductivité (DPMCM)


Carl Chandler (University of Alberta)


We survey briefly the electron-phonon interactions in metals with an emphasis on applications in electron-phonon mediated superconductivity. While BCS theory and Eliashberg theory have significant predictive power, the microscopic Hamiltonians for the processes they describe are still an open area of study. We will examine the hitherto unsolved BLF-SSH model of electrons interacting with acoustical phonons and present a novel variational wave function for the solution of this model. We examine the validity of this variational wave function across applicable parameter regimes.

Primary author

Carl Chandler (University of Alberta)


Prof. Frank Marsiglio (University of Alberta)

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