Lifetime of a quasiparticle in an electron liquid

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Lifetime of a quasiparticle in an electron liquid

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dc.contributor.author Qian, Zhixin
dc.contributor.author Vignale, Giovanni, 1957-
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-21T18:33:20Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-21T18:33:20Z
dc.date.issued 2005-02-18
dc.identifier.citation Phys. Rev. B 71, 075112 (2005) [10 pages] en
dc.identifier.issn 1098-0121
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/7766
dc.description URL:http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevB.71.075112 DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.71.075112 en
dc.description.abstract We calculate the inelastic lifetime of an electron quasiparticle due to Coulomb interactions in an electron liquid at low (or zero) temperature in two and three spatial dimensions. The contribution of “exchange” processes is calculated analytically and is shown to be non-negligible even in the high-density limit in two dimensions. Exchange effects must therefore be taken into account in a quantitative comparison between theory and experiment. The derivation in the two-dimensional case is presented in detail in order to clarify the origin of the disagreements that exist among the results of previous calculations, even the ones that only took into account “direct” processes. en
dc.description.sponsorship We gratefully acknowledge support by NSF Grant Nos. DMR-0074959 and DMR-0313681. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Physical Society en
dc.relation.ispartof Physics and Astronomy publications (MU) en
dc.subject.lcsh Electron transport en
dc.subject.lcsh Scattering (Physics) en
dc.subject.lcsh Fermi liquid theory en
dc.title Lifetime of a quasiparticle in an electron liquid en
dc.type Article en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. College of Arts and Sciences. Department of Physics and Astronomy


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