Vacuum polarization and the force between two excitons

P. W. Anderson, S. T. Chui, W. F. Brinkman

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Abstract

A detailed investigation of what will happen when more than one exciton is present in the initial stage of a metal-insulator transition is presented. It is found that under some approximations a 'vacuum polarization' term causes the excitons to attract each other, which suggests a first order transition to a condensed phase of finite exciton density, which could be of molecular, metallic or van der Waal's type.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number001
Pages (from-to)L119-L123
JournalJournal of physics C: Solid State Physics
Volume5
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1972
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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