Quantum phase transitions / Subir Sachdev. [electronic resource]
 Publication:
 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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 Book
1 online resource (xviii, 501 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).  Edition:
 Second edition.
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 Subjects:
 Phase transformations (Statistical physics).
Quantum theory.  Language:
 English
 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.
 Contents:
 Machine generated contents note: Part I. Introduction: 1. Basic concepts; 2. Overview; Part II. A First Course: 3. Classical phase transitions; 4. The renormalization group; 5. The quantum Ising model; 6. The quantum rotor model; 7. Correlations, susceptibilities, and the quantum critical point; 8. Broken symmetries; 9. Boson Hubbard model; Part III. Nonzero Temperatures: 10. The Ising chain in a transverse field; 11. Quantum rotor models: largeN limit; 12. The d = 1, O(N >̲ 3) rotor models; 13. The d = 2, O(N >̲ 3) rotor models; 14. Physics close to and above the uppercritical dimension; 15. Transport in d = 2; Part IV. Other Models: 16. Dilute Fermi and Bose gases; 17. Phase transitions of Dirac fermions; 18. Fermi liquids, and their phase transitions; 19. Heisenberg spins: ferromagnets and antiferromagnets; 20. Spin chains: bosonization; 21. Magnetic ordering transitions of disordered systems; 22. Quantum spin glasses; References; Index.
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 Includes bibliographical references and index.
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).  ISBN:
 1107215722
1283112167
9786613112163
1139074938
1139081748
1139077198
1139079468
0511973764
1139069160  OCLC:
 726734744