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Modern Condensed Matter Physics

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  • Date Published: February 2019
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  • Modern Condensed Matter Physics brings together the most important advances in the field of recent decades. It provides instructors teaching graduate-level condensed matter courses with a comprehensive and in-depth textbook that will prepare graduate students for research or further study as well as reading more advanced and specialized books and research literature in the field. This textbook covers the basics of crystalline solids as well as analogous optical lattices and photonic crystals, while discussing cutting-edge topics such as disordered systems, mesoscopic systems, many-body systems, quantum magnetism, Bose–Einstein condensates, quantum entanglement, and superconducting quantum bits. Students are provided with the appropriate mathematical background to understand the topological concepts that have been permeating the field, together with numerous physical examples ranging from the fractional quantum Hall effect to topological insulators, the toric code, and majorana fermions. Exercises, commentary boxes, and appendices afford guidance and feedback for beginners and experts alike.

    • Discusses cutting-edge topics such as disordered systems, mesoscopic systems, many-body systems, quantum magnetism, Bose–Einstein condensates, quantum entanglement, and superconducting quantum bits
    • Provides the necessary background in mathematics to facilitate understanding of the topological concepts in the field
    • Includes numerous physical examples ranging from the fractional quantum Hall effect to topological insulators, and majorana fermions
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    'Finally, an excellent introductory graduate text for the modern era of quantum condensed matter physics! Girvin and Yang deftly describe the transformative advances in the field, highlighting the close connection between theory and experiment. Highly recommended to all, from physics students to researchers seeking to reset their foundations.' Subir Sachdev, Harvard University, Massachusetts

    'This book is a milestone for condensed matter physics that covers the field from Bragg scattering to superconductivity and topology of the electronic band structure with clarity and depth. It is an inspiring text and a reference for anyone in the field.' Richard Martin, University of Illinois

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    • Date Published: February 2019
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108573610
    • contains: 247 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    1. Overview of condensed matter physics
    2. Spatial structure
    3 Lattices and symmetries
    4. Neutron scattering
    5. Dynamics of lattice vibrations
    6. Quantum theory of harmonic crystals
    7. Electronic structure of crystals
    8. Semiclassical transport theory
    9. Semiconductors
    10. Non-local transport in mesoscopic systems
    11. Anderson localization
    12. Integer quantum Hall effect
    13. Topology and Berry phase
    14. Topological insulators and semimetals
    15. Interacting electrons
    16. Fractional quantum Hall effect
    17. Magnetism
    18. Bose–Einstein condensation and superuidity
    19. Superconductivity: basic phenomena and phenomenological theories
    20. Microscopic theory of superconductivity
    Appendix A. Linear response theory
    Appendix B. The Poisson summation formula
    Appendix C. Tunneling and scanning tunneling microscopy
    Appendix D. Brief primer on topology
    Appendix E. Scattering matrices, unitarity and reciprocity
    Appendix F. Quantum entanglement in condensed matter physics
    Appendix G. Linear reponse and noise in electrical circuits
    Appendix H. Functional differentiation
    Appendix I. Low-energy effective hamiltonians
    Appendix J. Introduction to second quantization
    Bibliography
    Index.

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    Steven M. Girvin, Yale University, Connecticut
    Steven M. Girvin received his B.S. in 1971 from Bates College and his Ph.D. in 1977 from Princeton University. He joined the Yale University faculty in 2001, where he is Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics and Professor of Applied Physics. From 2007 to 2017 he served as Deputy Provost for Research. His research interests focus on theoretical condensed matter physics, quantum optics and quantum computation; he is co-developer of the circuit QED paradigm for quantum computation. His honours include: Fellow of American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Member US National Academy of Sciences; Oliver E. Buckley Prize of the American Physical Society (2007); Honorary doctorate, Chalmers University of Technology (2017); Conde Award for Teaching Excellence (2003).

    Kun Yang, Florida State University
    Kun Yang received his B.S. in 1989 from Fudan University and his Ph.D. in 1994 from Indiana University. He joined the faculty of Florida State University in 1999 where he is now Mckenzie Professor of Physics. His research focuses on many-particle physics in condensed matter and trapped cold atom systems. His honours include: Fellow of American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Alfred Sloan Research Fellowship (1999), Outstanding Young Researcher Award, Overseas Chinese Physics Association (2003).

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