Description 
1 online resource (xviii, 501 pages) : illustrations 
Contents 
Basic concepts  Overview  Classical phase transitions  The renormalization group  The quantum Ising model  The quantum rotor model  Correlations, susceptibilities, and the quantum critical point  Broken symmetries  Boson Hubbard model  The Ising chain in a transverse field  Quantum rotor models: largeN limit  The d = 1, O(N>̲ 3) rotor models  The d = 2, O(N>̲ 3) rotor models  Physics close to and above the uppercritical dimension  Transport in d = 2  Dilute Fermi and Bose gases  Phase transitions of Dirac fermions  Fermi liquids, and their phase transitions  Heisenberg spins: ferromagnets and antiferromagnets  Spin chains: bosonization  Magnetic ordering transitions of disordered systems  Quantum spin glasses 
Summary 
"Describing the physical properties of quantum materials near critical points with longrange manybody quantum entanglement, this book introduces readers to the basic theory of quantum phases, their phase transitions and their observable properties. This second edition begins with a new section suitable for an introductory course on quantum phase transitions, assuming no prior knowledge of quantum field theory. It also contains several new chapters to cover important recent advances, such as the Fermi gas near unitarity, Dirac fermions, Fermi liquids and their phase transitions, quantum magnetism, and solvable models obtained from string theory. After introducing the basic theory, it moves on to a detailed description of the canonical quantumcritical phase diagram at nonzero temperatures. Finally, a variety of more complex models are explored. This book is ideal for graduate students and researchers in condensed matter physics and particle and string theory" Provided by publisher 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
Description based on print version record 
Subject 
Phase transformations (Statistical physics)


Quantum theory.

Form 
Electronic book

LC no. 
2010050328 
ISBN 
0511973764 (electronic bk.) 

1139077198 (electronic bk.) 

9780511973765 (electronic bk.) 

9781139077194 (electronic bk.) 

1139081748 (electronic bk.) 

9781139081740 (electronic bk.) 

(hardback) 

(hardback) 
