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Bose-Einstein Condensation

Bose-Einstein Condensation


P. Nozières, K. Huang, P. Sokol, S. Stringari, F. Laloë, T. J. Greytak, I. F. Silvera, Y. Castin, J. Dalibard, C. Cohen-Tannoudji, Yu Kagan, H. T. C. Stoof, A. Mysyrowicz, L. V. Keldysh, J. P. Wolfe, Jia Ling Lin, D. W. Snoke, M. Randeria, J. Ranninger, G.E. Brown, F. Iachello, A. J. Leggett.
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  • Date Published: August 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521589901

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  • This is the first book devoted to Bose–Einstein condensation (BEC) as an interdisciplinary subject, covering atomic and molecular physics, laser physics, low temperature physics and astrophysics. It contains 18 authoritative review articles on experimental and theoretical research in BEC and associated phenomena. Bose–Einstein condensation is a phase transition in which a macroscopic number of particles all go into the same quantum state. It has been known for some time that this phenomenon gives rise to superfluidity in liquid helium but recent research has focused on the search for BEC in other condensed matter systems, such as excitons, spin-polarised hydrogen, laser-cooled atoms, high-temperature superconductors and subatomic matter. This unique book gives an in-depth report on progress in this field and suggests promising research topics for the future. It will be of interest to graduate students and research workers in condensed matter, low temperature, atomic and laser physics.

    • The first-ever book on the subject of Bose–Einstein condensation throughout all of physics
    • Very hot topic in physics since publication: New Scientist 31 May 96 gave news of first imaging of a Bose-Einstein state of matter
    • Very distinguished authors
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    • Date Published: August 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521589901
    • length: 620 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 159 x 39 mm
    • weight: 0.9kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: Unifying themes of Bose–Einstein condensation
    Part I. Review Papers:
    2. Some comments on Bose–Einstein condensation
    3. Bose–Einstein condensation and superfluidity
    4. Bose–Einstein condensation in liquid helium
    5. Sum rules and Bose–Einstein condensation
    6. Dilute degenerate gases
    7. Prospects for Bose–Einstein condensation in magnetically trapped atomic hydrogen
    8. Spin-polarized hydrogen: Prospects for Bose–Einstein condensation and two-dimensional superfluidity
    9. Laser cooling and trapping of neutral atoms
    10. Kinetics of Bose–Einstein condensation in an interacting Bose gas
    11. Condensate formation in a Bose gas
    12. Bose–Einstein condensation of excitonic particles in semiconductors
    13. Macroscopic coherent states of excitons in semiconductors
    14. Bose–Einstein condensation in a nearly ideal gas: excitons in Cu2O
    15. Crossover from BCS theory to Bose–Einstein condensation
    16. Bose–Einstein condensation of bipolarons in high-Tc superconductors
    17. Kaon condensation in dense matter
    18. The bosonization method in nuclear physics
    19. Broken gauge symmetry in a Bose condensate
    Part II. Brief Reports:
    20. Bose–Einstein condensation in ultra-cold cesium: collisional constraints
    21. Bose–Einstein condensation and relaxation explosion in magnetically trapped atomic hydrogen
    22. Quest for Kosterlitz–Thouless transition in two-dimensional atomic hydrogen
    23. Bose–Einstein condensation of biexcitons in CuCl
    24. The influence of polariton effects on the Bose–Einstein condensation of biexcitons
    25. Light-induced Bose–Einstein condensation of excitons and biexcitons
    26. Decay of a non-equilibrium polariton condensate and the distribution functions of interacting polaritons in semiconductors
    27. Possibilities for Bose–Einstein condensation in positronium
    28. Excitonic superfluidity in Cu2O
    29. On the Bose–Einstein condensation of excitons – finite-lifetime composite bosons
    30. Charged bosons in quantum heterostructures
    31. The dynamic structure function of Bose liquids in the deep inelastic regime
    32. Evidence for bipolaronic Bose-liquid and Bose–Einstein condensation in high-Tc oxides
    33. Bose–Einstein condensation and spin waves
    34. Universal behaviour within the Nozières and Schmitt–Rink theory
    35. Bound states and superfluidity in strongly coupled fermion systems
    36. Onset of superfluidity in nuclear matter.

  • Editors

    A. Griffin, University of Toronto
    Allan Griffin works in theoretical condensed matter theory and is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Toronto. He received his BSc (1960) and MSc (1961) from the University of British Columbia, and his PhD at Cornell University (1965). Dr Griffin has spent research sabbaticals at the KFA Julich (Germany), the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble (France), Kyoto University (Japan), the University of Trento (Italy) and was a JILA Fellow at the University of Colorado (USA). His research has been on superfluid He4, superconductivity and theory of ultracold atoms. He has been a short-term visiting professor at the ANU in Canberra (Australia), the Collège de France in Paris, and the University of Otago (New Zealand). Dr Griffin is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2003), a Fellow of the American Physical Society (2004), and received the Bronze Medal from the Collège de France (2001). He is the author of a monograph on Bose liquids (1993) and the editor of a well-known book on Bose-Einstein condensation (1995), both published by Cambridge University Press.

    D. W. Snoke, University of Pittsburgh

    S. Stringari, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy


    P. Nozières, K. Huang, P. Sokol, S. Stringari, F. Laloë, T. J. Greytak, I. F. Silvera, Y. Castin, J. Dalibard, C. Cohen-Tannoudji, Yu Kagan, H. T. C. Stoof, A. Mysyrowicz, L. V. Keldysh, J. P. Wolfe, Jia Ling Lin, D. W. Snoke, M. Randeria, J. Ranninger, G.E. Brown, F. Iachello, A. J. Leggett.

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