Wigner crystals: New realizations of an old idea

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In this review, after a brief discussion of Wigner's ideas about the localization of electrons due to Coulomb interaction in a low-density electron system with neutralizing background and the formation of a periodic array, we present the various possibilities to realize Wigner crystals: on the surface of liquid helium, in semiconductor heterostructures, in graphene, in 1D systems and the analogous crystalline states in dusty plasma or in the assembly of trapped ions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEPJ Web of Conferences
EditorsSandor Varro, Tamas Sandor Biro, Peter Levai, Gergely Gabor Barnafoldi, Peter Adam
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)9782759816576
Publication statusPublished - Sep 25 2014
EventWigner 111 - Colourful and Deep Scientific Symposium - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Nov 11 2013Nov 13 2013

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X


OtherWigner 111 - Colourful and Deep Scientific Symposium

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Sólyom, J. (2014). Wigner crystals: New realizations of an old idea. In S. Varro, T. S. Biro, P. Levai, G. G. Barnafoldi, & P. Adam (Eds.), EPJ Web of Conferences [01009] (EPJ Web of Conferences; Vol. 78). EDP Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/20147801009