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Title
Electron pairing : from metastable electron pair to bipolaron
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Abstract
Starting from the shell structure in atoms and the significant correlation within electron pairs, we distinguish the exchange-correlation effects between two electrons of opposite spins occupying the same orbital from the average correlation among many electrons in a crystal. In the periodic potential of the crystal with lattice constant larger than the effective Bohr radius of the valence electrons, these correlated electron pairs can form a metastable energy band above the corresponding single-electron band separated by an energy gap. In order to determine if these metastable electron pairs can be stabilized, we calculate the many-electron exchange-correlation renormalization and the polaron correction to the two-band system with single electrons and electron pairs. We find that the electron-phonon interaction is essential to counterbalance the Coulomb repulsion and to stabilize the electron pairs. The interplay of the electron-electron and electron-phonon interactions, manifested in the exchange-correlation energies, polaron effects, and screening, is responsible for the formation of electron pairs (bipolarons) that are located on the Fermi surface of the single-electron band.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of physics communications. - Bristol, 2017, currens
Publication
Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2018
ISSN
2399-6528
Volume/pages
2:3(2018), 20 p.
Article Reference
UNSP 035017
ISI
000434996900022
Medium
E-only publicatie
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Last edited 15.07.2021
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