Special Issue "Symmetries of Electronic Order"
A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2012)
Dr. Sergey Borisenko
Institute for Solid State Research, IFW-Dresden, Helmholtzstrasse 20, 01069, Dresden, Germany
Phone: +49 351 4659566
Fax: +49 351 4659440
Interests: unconventional superconductivity; strongly correlated electron systems; angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES)
As we know, the symmetry of the electronic charge distribution in solids closely follows that of the crystal lattice. Depending on temperature or other factors this symmetry can be broken as a result of self-organisation of the valence electrons. Examples include superconductivity, density waves, orbital ordering, quantum magnetism or colossal magneto-resistance. A central challenge in modern condensed matter physics is to understand such many-body systems and identify the strong interactions which lead to these ordering phenomena.
The most concise and informative characteristic of the electronic order and its symmetry is the Fermi surface, a surface in reciprocal space confining the occupied electronic states. The notion of the Fermi surface developed in quantum physics made it possible to explain many physical properties of metals: their ability to conduct electric current and heat, their ductility, shininess etc. Detailed understanding of the Fermi surface and supporting low-energy electronic structure of the systems exhibiting different ordering phenomena will certainly help to unravel the underlying mechanisms of quantum electronic order and show the roots to synthesis of functional materials with desired physical properties.
Novel experimental methods, such as angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, offer a direct access to the Fermi surface and low-energy electronic structure of solids. On the other hand, the Fermi surface and electronic dispersion can also be calculated from the first principles. Using both tools, it became possible to characterize what is required most for complete understanding of particular type of the quantum electronic order - the symmetry and strength of the interactions which finally define the physical properties in those systems.
Contributions are invited on both experimental and theoretical studies of low-energy electronic structure of solids with emphasis on the Fermi surface. Possible classes of materials include, but not limited to:
- spin density waves compounds,
- charge density waves compounds,
- orbitally ordered systems,
- topological insulators,
- carbon-based materials,
Dr. Sergey Borisenko
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- fermi surface
- photoemission spectroscopy
- spectral function
- ab-initio calculations
- electronic structure
Article: Symmetry Aspects of the Band Structure and Motion Equations Applied in Calculating the Cyclotron Frequency of Electrons in Metals
Symmetry 2011, 3(3), 541-563; doi:10.3390/sym3030541
Received: 21 July 2011 / Accepted: 1 August 2011 / Published: 10 August 2011| Download PDF Full-text (414 KB)
Article: d-Wave Superconductivity and s-Wave Charge Density Waves: Coexistence between Order Parameters of Different Origin and Symmetry
Symmetry 2011, 3(4), 699-749; doi:10.3390/sym3040699
Received: 26 May 2011; in revised form: 8 October 2011 / Accepted: 11 October 2011 / Published: 20 October 2011| Download PDF Full-text (2379 KB)
Article: An Application of the Extended Global SO(3) × SO(3) × U(1) Symmetry of the Hubbard Model on a Square Lattice: The Spinon, η-Spinon, and c Fermion Description
Symmetry 2011, 3(4), 780-827; doi:10.3390/sym3040780
Received: 17 October 2011; in revised form: 24 November 2011 / Accepted: 30 November 2011 / Published: 12 December 2011| Download PDF Full-text (582 KB)
Symmetry 2012, 4(1), 251-264; doi:10.3390/sym4010251
Received: 2 March 2012; in revised form: 14 March 2012 / Accepted: 16 March 2012 / Published: 21 March 2012| Download PDF Full-text (2311 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Fermi Surface Reconstruction due to Hidden Rotating Antiferromagnetism in N and P-Type High-TC Cuprates
Symmetry 2013, 5(2), 215-232; doi:10.3390/sym5020215
Received: 13 December 2012; in revised form: 17 April 2013 / Accepted: 18 April 2013 / Published: 7 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (2284 KB)
Last update: 24 May 2013