Theory of Fluctuations in Superconductors Paperback / softback
by Anatoly (Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Minnesota, USA and Landau Institute fo Larkin, Andrei (COHERENTIA-INFM, Rome, Italy) Varlamov
Part of the International Series of Monographs on Physics series
This book presents a complete encyclopaedia of superconducting fluctuations, summarising the last thirty-five years of work in the field.
The first part of the book is devoted to an extended discussion of the Ginzburg-Landau phenomenology of fluctuations in its thermodynamical and time-dependent versions and its various applications.
The second part deals with microscopic justification of the Ginzburg-Landau approach and presents the diagrammatic theory offluctuations.
The third part is devoted to a less-detailed review of the manifestation of fluctuations in observables: diamagnetism, magnetoconductivity, various tunneling characteristics, thermoelectricity, and NMR relaxation.
The final chapters turn to the manifestation of fluctuations in unconventionalsuperconducting systems: nanodrops, nanorings, Berezinsky-Kosterlitz-Thouless state, quantum phase transition between superconductor and insulator, and thermal and quantum fluctuations in weak superconducting systems.
The book ends with a brief discussion on theories of high temperature superconductivity, where fluctuations appear as the possible protagonist of this exciting phenomenon.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 448 pages, 110 line drawings
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 02/07/2009
- Category: Condensed matter physics (liquid state & solid state physics)
- ISBN: 9780199564835