This book provides an attempt to convey the colorful facets of
condensed matter systems with reduced dimensionality. Some of the
specific features predicted for interacting one-dimensional
electron systems, such as charge- and spin-density waves, have been
observed in many quasi-one-dimensional materials. The
two-dimensional world is even richer: besides d-wave
superconductivity and the Quantum Hall Effect - perhaps the most
spectacular phases explored during the last two decades - many
collective charge and spin states have captured the interest of
researchers, such as charge stripes or spontaneously generated
Recent years have witnessed important progress in material
preparation, measurement techniques and theoretical methods. Today
larger and better samples, higher flux for neutron beams, advanced
light sources, better resolution in electron spectroscopy, new
computational algorithms, and the development of field-theoretical
approaches allow an in-depth analysis of the complex many-body
behaviour of low-dimensional materials. The epoch when simple
mean-field arguments were sufficient for describing the gross
features observed experimentally is definitely over.
The Editors' aim is to thoroughly explain a number of selected
topics: the application of dynamical probes, such as neutron
scattering, optical absorption and photoemission, as well as
transport studies, both electrical and thermal. Some of the more
theoretical chapters are directly relevant for experiments, such as
optical spectroscopy, transport in one-dimensional models, and the
phenomenology of charge inhomogeneities in layered materials, while
others discuss more general topics and methods, for example the
concept of a Luttinger liquid and bosonization, or duality
transformations, both promising tools for treating strongly
interacting many-body systems.
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