This book deals with the concepts and techniques that have been developed to meet this challenge and with their application to the interpretation of experiment. The author surveys in detail the many-body techniques, scaling, renormalization group, Fermi liquid and Bethe ansatz, which lead to a solution of the Kondo problem for most of the theoretical models. The book also deals with special techniques for N-fold degenerate models for rare earth magnetic impurities. The many-body techniques developed to deal with strong correlation impurity problems have also been extended to provide a partial explanation of heavy fermion behavior.
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This book treats the Kondo problems--the anomalous behaviour associated with magnetic impurities in metals.Review:
"...detailed and highly informative...The descriptions are... mathematical and well illutrated by figures and diagrams...I recommend it...the main audience for this book...is clearly the theoretical condensed matter physics community." R.J. Cava, Materials Research Bulletin
"...a concise introduction to the theory of local-moment physics. Hewson provides a thorough and reliable foundation for those interested in research in strongly correlated materials. I heartily recommend it." Piers Coleman, Physics Today
"...I strongly recommend this book to any reader interested in reading about the solution of the Kondo problem, or to graduate students who wish to prepare themselves for research into strongly correlated electron systems. I am sure that experts in the field will read the book and enjoy it. I came away wanting to read more!" Peter S. Riseborough, Foundations of Physics
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