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Author Dattagupta, S. (Sushanta), 1947-

Title A paradigm called magnetism / Sushanta Dattagupta
Published Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific Pub. Co., [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 190 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents 1. An assortment of well-established concepts. 1.1. Symmetry-breaking. 1.2. Critical phenomena and scaling. 1.3. Multicriticality. 1.4. Multicriticality in an open system of two-mode lasers -- 2. Quantum phase transition: transverse Ising model and other systems. 2.1. Introductory remarks. 2.2. The mean field theory of TIM. 2.3. The Quantum Magnet [symbol]. 2.4. Quantum statistical mechanics -- 3. Glass transitions. 3.1. Preamble -- magnetic glass, quantum glass, spin glass, proton glass and structural glass. 3.2. Magnetic glass: [symbol]. 3.3. Quantum glass: [symbol] in a transverse field. 3.4. Spin glasses. 3.5. Proton glasses. 3.6. Structural glasses -- 4. Relaxation Effects. 4.1. Introductory remarks. 4.2. Single spin kinetics in equilibrium. 4.3. Non-equilibrium response of a single spin. 4.4. Effects of interaction on relaxation -- 5. Memory in nanomagnets. 5.1. Introduction to the physics of single domain nanomagnetic particles. 5.2. Rotational Brownian motion, the Kramers problems and susceptibility. 5.3. Experiments: Stern-Gerlach and Mössbauer spectroscopy -- 6. Dissipative quantum systems. 6.1. Introduction. 6.2. Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. 6.3. Spin-Boson Hamiltonian. 6.4. Dissipative diamagnetism. 6.5. Spin tunneling and coherence-decoherence phenomenon
Summary This book provides an overview of how diverse issues of Magnetism have implications for other areas of physics. Attention will be drawn to different aspects of many-body physics, which first appeared in Magnetism but have had deep impact in different branches of physics. Each of these aspects will be illustrated schematically and in terms of physical examples, chosen from multicritical phenomena, quantum phase transition, spin glasses, relaxation, phase ordering and quantum dissipation. A unique feature of this book is a unified and coherent discussion of magnetic phenomena, presented in a lucid and pedagogical manner
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-188) and index
Subject Magnetism.
Form Electronic book
Author World Scientific (Firm)
ISBN 9789812813879 (electronic bk.)
981281387X (electronic bk.)