Phonon-assisted electronic excitation transfer near distortive phase transitions

I. Laulicht, B. B. Barnett

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An anomalous temperature dependence of the phonon-assisted electronic excitation transfer rate is to be expected near a distortive phase transition, when the energy mismatch between donor and acceptor energy levels is close to that of a soft optical mode, or an order-parameter-sensitive hard mode. In the case of electron coupling to soft acoustical modes, it is shown that the Debye model used in current theories breaks down near Tc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-397
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - 28 Mar 1983


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