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Superconductivity and Superfluidity


  • Date Published: October 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521020930

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  • This 1998 book describes the physics of superconductivity and superfluidity, macroscopic quantum phenomena found in many conductors at low temperatures and in liquid helium 4 and helium 3. In the first part of the book the author presents the mean field theory of generalized pair condensation. This is followed by a description of the properties of ordinary superconductors using BCS theory. The book then proceeds with expositions of strong coupling theory and the Ginzberg-Landau theory. The remarkable properties of superfluid helium 3 are then described, as an example of a superfluid with internal degrees of freedom. The topics covered are dealt with in a coherent manner, with all necessary theoretical background given. Recent topics in the field, such as the copper-oxide high temperature superconductors and exotic superconductivity of heavy fermion systems are discussed in the final chapter. This book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in condensed matter physics, especially those working in superconductivity and superfluidity.

    • Presents in a coherent manner the physics of superconductivity and superfluidity
    • Provides the necessary background for studying recent topics in the field
    • Of interest to both graduate students and researchers
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    Reviews & endorsements

    ' … well organized and crisp … The book should be useful to graduate students and those who have had some exposure to field-theoretic and diagrammatic methods.' Nature

    'Tsuneto's book is a beautiful presentation of this subject useful for both graduate students and researchers.' P. Komarek, Cryogenics

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521020930
    • length: 224 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 169 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.364kg
    • contains: 86 b/w illus. 7 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Superconductivity and superfluidity
    2. Mean field theory of pair condensation
    3. BCS theory
    4. Superconductivity due to electron-phonon interaction
    5. Ginzburg-Landau theory
    6. Superfluid 3He
    7. Unconventional superconducting materials
    Appendix 1. Bose-Einstein condensation in polarized alkaline atoms
    Appendix 2. Recent developments in research of high temperature superconductors.

  • Author

    T. Tsuneto, Ryukoku University, Japan


    Mikio Nakahara, Kinki University, Japan

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