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: http://booksite.academicpress.com/9780123849540/ and the Instructor website: http://textbooks.elsevier.com/web/manuals.aspx?isbn=9780123849540

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Quantum Approach to Condensed Matter Physics

  • Filename: a-quantum-approach-to-condensed-matter-physics.
  • ISBN: 9781467210171
  • Release Date: 2016-10-16
  • Number of pages: 33
  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews



Facts101 is your complete guide to A Quantum Approach to Condensed Matter Physics. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Quantum Field Theory in Condensed Matter Physics

  • Filename: quantum-field-theory-in-condensed-matter-physics.
  • ISBN: 9783662037744
  • Release Date: 2013-11-11
  • Number of pages: 206
  • Author: Naoto Nagaosa
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



This is an approachable introduction to the important topics and recent developments in the field of condensed matter physics. First, the general language of quantum field theory is developed in a way appropriate for dealing with systems having a large number of degrees of freedom. This paves the way for a description of the basic processes in such systems. Applications include various aspects of superfluidity and superconductivity, as well as a detailed description of the fractional quantum Hall liquid.

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.

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

Soft Condensed Matter Physics in Molecular and Cell Biology

  • Filename: soft-condensed-matter-physics-in-molecular-and-cell-biology.
  • ISBN: 142000333X
  • Release Date: 2006-01-13
  • Number of pages: 344
  • Author: W.C.K. Poon
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Soft condensed matter physics, which emerged as a distinct branch of physics in the 1990s, studies complex fluids: liquids in which structures with length scale between the molecular and the macroscopic exist. Polymers, liquid crystals, surfactant solutions, and colloids fall into this category. Physicists deal with properties of soft matter systems that are generic and largely independent of chemical details. They are especially fascinated by the way soft matter systems can harness Brownian motion to self-assemble into higher-order structures. Exploring the generic properties of soft matter offers insights into many fundamental questions that cut across a number of disciplines. Although many of these apply to materials and industrial applications, the focus of this volume is on their applications in molecular and cell biology based on the realization that biology is soft matter come alive. The chapters in Soft Condensed Matter Physics in Molecular and Cell Biology originated as lectures in the NATO Advanced Science Institute (ASI) and Scottish Universities Summer Schools in Physics with the same name; they represent the thinking of seventeen experts operating at the cutting edge of their respective fields. The book provides a thorough grounding in the fundamental physics of soft matter and then explores its application with regard to the three important classes of biomacromolecules: proteins, DNA, and lipids, as well as to aspects of the biology of cells. The final section of the book considers experimental techniques, covering single molecule force spectroscopy of proteins, the use of optical tweezers, along with X-ray, neutron, and light scattering from solutions. While this work presents fundamentals that make it a suitable text for graduate students in physics, it also offers valuable insights for established soft condensed matter physicists seeking to contribute to biology, and for biologists wanting to understand what the latest thinking in soft matter physics may be able to contribute to their discipline.

Field Theories in Condensed Matter Physics

  • Filename: field-theories-in-condensed-matter-physics.
  • ISBN: 0750308761
  • Release Date: 2002-05-30
  • Number of pages: 424
  • Author: Sumathi Rao
  • Publisher: CRC Press



The application of field theoretic techniques to problems in condensed matter physics has generated an array of concepts and mathematical techniques to attack a range of problems such as the theory of quantum phase transitions, the quantum Hall effect, and quantum wires. While concepts such as the renormalization group, topology, and bosonization have become necessary tools for the condensed matter physicist, enough open problems and interesting applications remain to drive much activity in this area in the coming years. Field Theories in Condensed Matter Physics presents a comprehensive survey of the concepts, techniques, and applications of the field. Written by experts and carefully edited, the book provides the necessary background for graduate students entering the area of modern condensed matter physics. It also supplies field theorists with a valuable introduction to the areas in condensed matter physics where field theoretic concepts can be fruitfully applied.

Geometry in Condensed Matter Physics

  • Filename: geometry-in-condensed-matter-physics.
  • ISBN: 9810200897
  • Release Date: 1990
  • Number of pages: 283
  • Author: J. F. Sadoc
  • Publisher: World Scientific



The subject of geometry has become an important ingredient in condensed matter physics. It appears not only to describe, but also to explain structures and their properties. There are two aspects to using geometry: the visual and intuitive understanding, which fosters an immediate grasp of the objects one studies, and the abstract tendency so well developed in the Riemannian manifold theory. Both aspects contribute to the same understanding when they are applied to the main problems occurring in condensed matter sciences. Sophisticated structures found in nature appear naturally as the result of simple constraints which are presented in geometrical terms. Blue phases, amorphous and glassy materials, Frank and Kasper Metals, quasi-crystals are approached in their complexity, using the simple principles of geometry. The relation between biology and liquid crystal sciences, the physics of membranes is a fundamental aspect presented in this book.

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