[Pw_forum] the unit of lambda
Eyvaz Isaev
eyvaz_isaev at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 25 11:53:13 CET 2007
Dear Guoying,
Merry Christmas, thanks!
Electron phonon coupling constant \lambda is a
dimensionless parameter by its definition.
At low temperatures (T) experimental electronic
specific heat C_{el}(T) is defined as
C_{el}(T) = const N(0) (1 + \lambda) T, where N(0) is
taken from electronic structure calculations (i.e.
N(0) is the DOS at the Fermi level). Thus, \lambda can
be considered as a measure of the enhancement of the
electronic heat due to electron - phonon interacton.
> However, a question confused me for a long time,
> that is, there is no unit for the electron pnonon
> coupling parameter lambda.
I suggest, the best way is reading a textbook or
related papers to be not confused.
Please do not forget provide your affiliation.
Bests,
Eyvaz.
--- Guoying Gao <gaoguoying at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear pwscf users,
>
> I have done electron-phonon coupling
> calculations for a
> period. However, a question confused me for a long
> time, that is,
> there is
> no unit for the electron pnonon coupling parameter
> lambda. Does anyone
> know the reason for this? Any help will be
> appreciated.
>
> Merry Christmas!
>
> Guoying
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Prof. Eyvaz Isaev,
Theoretical Physics Department, Moscow State Institute of Steel & Alloys, Russia, and
Condensed Matter Theory Group, Uppsala University, Sweden
Eyvaz.Isaev at fysik.uu.se, eyvaz_isaev at yahoo.com
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