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Author Sachdev, Subir, 1961- author

Title Quantum phase transitions / Subir Sachdev, Harvard University
Edition Second edition
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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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: large-N limit -- The d = 1, O(N>̲ 3) rotor models -- The d = 2, O(N>̲ 3) rotor models -- Physics close to and above the upper-critical 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 long-range many-body 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 quantum-critical phase diagram at non-zero 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.)