Overhauser Instability Theorem

In the electron gas, small fluctuations of the electron and/or spin density induce symmetry breaking processes, such as the formation of charge- and spin-density waves. These exotic phases of the electron gas are crucial to the electronic and magnetic properties of solids, but remain to be fully understood. In this first aim, I will use the mean-field approximation to study the mechanisms behind the creation of spin- and charge-density waves using a more powerful electron gas paradigm based on the spherical geometry.

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