Physics of Condensed Matter

  • Filename: physics-of-condensed-matter.
  • ISBN: 0123849551
  • Release Date: 2011-01-26
  • Number of pages: 688
  • Author: Prasanta Misra
  • Publisher: Academic Press

Physics of Condensed Matter is designed for a two-semester graduate course on condensed matter physics for students in physics and materials science. While the book offers fundamental ideas and topic areas of condensed matter physics, it also includes many recent topics of interest on which graduate students may choose to do further research. The text can also be used as a one-semester course for advanced undergraduate majors in physics, materials science, solid state chemistry, and electrical engineering, because it offers a breadth of topics applicable to these majors. The book begins with a clear, coherent picture of simple models of solids and properties and progresses to more advanced properties and topics later in the book. It offers a comprehensive account of the modern topics in condensed matter physics by including introductory accounts of the areas of research in which intense research is underway. The book assumes a working knowledge of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, electricity and magnetism and Green's function formalism (for the second-semester curriculum). Covers many advanced topics and recent developments in condensed matter physics which are not included in other texts and are hot areas: Spintronics, Heavy fermions, Metallic nanoclusters, Zno, Graphene and graphene-based electronic, Quantum hall effect, High temperature superdonductivity, Nanotechnology Offers a diverse number of Experimental techniques clearly simplified Features end of chapter problems Check out the companion website: and the Instructor website:

Condensed Matter Physics

  • Filename: condensed-matter-physics.
  • ISBN: 9780470949948
  • Release Date: 2010-11-17
  • Number of pages: 984
  • Author: Michael P. Marder
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Now updated—the leading single-volume introduction to solid state and soft condensed matter physics This Second Edition of the unified treatment of condensed matter physics keeps the best of the first, providing a basic foundation in the subject while addressing many recent discoveries. Comprehensive and authoritative, it consolidates the critical advances of the past fifty years, bringing together an exciting collection of new and classic topics, dozens of new figures, and new experimental data. This updated edition offers a thorough treatment of such basic topics as band theory, transport theory, and semiconductor physics, as well as more modern areas such as quasicrystals, dynamics of phase separation, granular materials, quantum dots, Berry phases, the quantum Hall effect, and Luttinger liquids. In addition to careful study of electron dynamics, electronics, and superconductivity, there is much material drawn from soft matter physics, including liquid crystals, polymers, and fluid dynamics. Provides frequent comparison of theory and experiment, both when they agree and when problems are still unsolved Incorporates many new images from experiments Provides end-of-chapter problems including computational exercises Includes more than fifty data tables and a detailed forty-page index Offers a solutions manual for instructors Featuring 370 figures and more than 1,000 recent and historically significant references, this volume serves as a valuable resource for graduate and undergraduate students in physics, physics professionals, engineers, applied mathematicians, materials scientists, and researchers in other fields who want to learn about the quantum and atomic underpinnings of materials science from a modern point of view.

Group Theory

  • Filename: group-theory.
  • ISBN: 9783540328971
  • Release Date: 2007-12-13
  • Number of pages: 582
  • Author: Mildred S. Dresselhaus
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This concise, class-tested book was refined over the authors’ 30 years as instructors at MIT and the University Federal of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil. The approach centers on the conviction that teaching group theory along with applications helps students to learn, understand and use it for their own needs. Thus, the theoretical background is confined to introductory chapters. Subsequent chapters develop new theory alongside applications so that students can retain new concepts, build on concepts already learned, and see interrelations between topics. Essential problem sets between chapters aid retention of new material and consolidate material learned in previous chapters.

Field Theories of Condensed Matter Physics

  • Filename: field-theories-of-condensed-matter-physics.
  • ISBN: 9780521764445
  • Release Date: 2013-02-28
  • Number of pages: 838
  • Author: Eduardo Fradkin
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Presenting the physics of the most challenging problems in condensed matter using the conceptual framework of quantum field theory, this book is of great interest to physicists in condensed matter and high energy and string theorists, as well as mathematicians. Revised and updated, this second edition features new chapters on the renormalization group, the Luttinger liquid, gauge theory, topological fluids, topological insulators and quantum entanglement. The book begins with the basic concepts and tools, developing them gradually to bring readers to the issues currently faced at the frontiers of research, such as topological phases of matter, quantum and classical critical phenomena, quantum Hall effects and superconductors. Other topics covered include one-dimensional strongly correlated systems, quantum ordered and disordered phases, topological structures in condensed matter and in field theory and fractional statistics.

Principles of Condensed Matter Physics

  • Filename: principles-of-condensed-matter-physics.
  • ISBN: 0521794501
  • Release Date: 2000-09-28
  • Number of pages: 699
  • Author: P. M. Chaikin
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This successful and widely-reviewed book covering the physics of condensed matter systems is now available in paperback.

Basic notions of condensed matter physics

  • Filename: basic-notions-of-condensed-matter-physics.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015050424483
  • Release Date: 1984-02
  • Number of pages: 549
  • Author: Philip W. Anderson
  • Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Pub Co

This monograph is an intelligible introduction to some of the most significant concepts in the physics of condensed matter. The general principles of many-body physics and perturbation theory are emphasized, providing supportive mathematical structure.

Condensed Matter in a Nutshell

  • Filename: condensed-matter-in-a-nutshell.
  • ISBN: 0691140162
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 574
  • Author: Gerald D. Mahan
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press

An introduction to the area of condensed matter in a nutshell. This textbook covers the standard topics, including crystal structures, energy bands, phonons, optical properties, ferroelectricity, superconductivity, and magnetism.

Quantum Field Theory in Condensed Matter Physics

  • Filename: quantum-field-theory-in-condensed-matter-physics.
  • ISBN: 3540655379
  • Release Date: 1999-09-20
  • Number of pages: 206
  • Author: Naoto Nagaosa
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Why is quantum field theory of condensed matter physics necessary? Condensed matter physics deals with a wide variety of topics, ranging from gas to liquids and solids, as well as plasma, where owing to the inter play between the motions of a tremendous number of electrons and nuclei, rich varieties of physical phenomena occur. Quantum field theory is the most appropriate "language", to describe systems with such a large number of de grees of freedom, and therefore its importance for condensed matter physics is obvious. Indeed, up to now, quantum field theory has been succesfully ap plied to many different topics in condensed matter physics. Recently, quan tum field theory has become more and more important in research on the electronic properties of condensed systems, which is the main topic of the present volume. Up to now, the motion of electrons in solids has been successfully de scribed by focusing on one electron and replacing the Coulomb interaction of all the other electrons by a mean field potential. This method is called mean field theory, which made important contributions to the explanantion of the electronic structure in solids, and led to the classification of insulators, semiconductors and metals in terms of the band theory. It might be said that also the present achievements in the field of semiconductor technology rely on these foundations. In the mean field approximation, effects that arise due to the correlation of the motions of many particles, cannot be described.

Holographic Duality in Condensed Matter Physics

  • Filename: holographic-duality-in-condensed-matter-physics.
  • ISBN: 9781107080089
  • Release Date: 2015-10-31
  • Number of pages: 598
  • Author: Jan Zaanen
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A pioneering treatise presenting how the mathematical techniques of holographic duality can unify the fundamental theories of physics.

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Condensed Matter Physics

  • Filename: encyclopedic-dictionary-of-condensed-matter-physics.
  • ISBN: 9780080545233
  • Release Date: 2004-03-11
  • Number of pages: 1672
  • Author: Charles P. Poole, Jr.
  • Publisher: Academic Press

This volume is a translation and revision of the Original Russian version by Baryahktar. It covers all of the main fields involved in Condensed Matter Physics, such as crystallography, electrical properties, fluids, magnetism, material properties, optics, radiation, semiconductors, and superconductivity, as well as highlights of important related subjects such as quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, and statistical mechanics. Both theoretical and experimental aspects of condensed matter are covered in detail. The entries range from very short paragraphs on topics where definitions are needed, such as Bloch's law, clathrate compound, donor, domain, Kondo lattice, mean free path, and Wigner crystal, to long discussions of more general or more comprehensive topics such as antiferromagnetism, crystal lattice dynamics, dislocations, Fermi surface, Josephson effect, luminescence, magnetic films, phase transitions and semiconductors. The main theoretical approaches to Condensed Matter Physics are explained. There are several long tables on, for example, Bravais lattices, characteristics of magnetic materials, units of physical quantities, symmetry groups. The properties of the main elements of the periodic table are given. Numerous entries not covered by standard Solid State Physics texts o Self-similarity o The adiabatic approximation o Bistability Emphasis on materials not discussed in standard texts o Activated carborn o Austenite o Bainite o Calamitics o Carbine o Delat phase o Discotics o Gunier-Preston zones o Heterodesmic structures o Heusler Alloys o Stress and strain deviators o Vicalloy · Each entry is fully cross-referenced to help tracking down all aspects of a topic under investigation Highly illustrated to clarify many concepts

Defects and Geometry in Condensed Matter Physics

  • Filename: defects-and-geometry-in-condensed-matter-physics.
  • ISBN: 0521004004
  • Release Date: 2002-03-18
  • Number of pages: 377
  • Author: David R. Nelson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Defects and geometrical patterns embedded in orderly arrays of atoms and molecules explain important everyday phenomena such as why soap is slippery, why steel is strong, and how a liquid crystal display device works. An understanding of how to pin vortex defects in superconductors is essential for applications such as magnetic levitation and improved magnetic resonance imaging devised for medical diagnosis. This book discusses the crucial role played by defects and geometry in disrupting order in solids, superconductors, superfluids, liquid crystals and polymers.

Disorder in condensed matter physics

  • Filename: disorder-in-condensed-matter-physics.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015021845691
  • Release Date: 1991-04-25
  • Number of pages: 504
  • Author: J. A. Blackman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Roger Elliott has been one of the leading figures in theoretical condensed matter physics for over three decades. In 1989, a symposium was held in Oxford to mark his sixtieth birthday. This book is a collection of thirty-eight articles by his-colleagues and ex-students, based on papers presented at the symposium. The articles are authoritative accounts of current developments in the physics of random systems (structural, dynamic, and statistical properties), magnetism and superconductivity, phase transitions, and quantum optics and excitonic effects. The theme of disorder figures prominently throughout the book.

Many Body Quantum Theory in Condensed Matter Physics

  • Filename: many-body-quantum-theory-in-condensed-matter-physics.
  • ISBN: 9780198566335
  • Release Date: 2004-09-02
  • Number of pages: 435
  • Author: Henrik Bruus
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

The book is an introduction to quantum field theory applied to condensed matter physics. The topics cover modern applications in electron systems and electronic properties of mesoscopic systems and nanosystems. The textbook is developed for a graduate or advanced undergraduate course with exercises which aim at giving students the ability to confront real problems.

Morphology of Condensed Matter

  • Filename: morphology-of-condensed-matter.
  • ISBN: 9783540442035
  • Release Date: 2002-12-10
  • Number of pages: 439
  • Author: Klaus R. Mecke
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The morphology of spatially stuctured materials is a rapidly growing field of research at the interface of statistical physics, applied mathematics and materials science. A wide spectrum of applications encompasses the flow through porous and composite materials as well as microemulsions and foams. Written as a set of lectures and tutorial reviews leading up to the forefront of research, this book will be both a compendium for the experienced researcher as well as a high level introductory text for postgraduate students and nonspecialist researchers working in related areas.

Soft Condensed Matter

  • Filename: soft-condensed-matter.
  • ISBN: 0198505892
  • Release Date: 2002-06-20
  • Number of pages: 195
  • Author: Richard A.L. Jones
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

Probably one of the most fashionable areas in the physical sciences today, 'Soft Condensed Matter' provides an excellent introduction to the topic, and includes colloids, polymers, liquid crystals, and amphiphiles. It is suitable for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students of physics, chemistry, materials science and chemical engineering.

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