Anyons: Quantum Mechanics of Particles with Fractional Statistics by Alberto LerdaAnyons: Quantum Mechanics of Particles with Fractional Statistics by Alberto Lerda

Anyons: Quantum Mechanics of Particles with Fractional Statistics

byAlberto Lerda

Paperback | August 23, 2014

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Particles with fractional statistics interpolating betweenbosons and fermions have attracted considerable interestfrom mathematical physicists. In recent years it has emergedthat these so-called anyons have rather unexpectedapplications, such as the fractional Hall effect, anyonicexcitations in films of liquid helium, and high-temrperaturesuperconductivity. Furthermore, they are discussed also inthe context of conformal field theories.This book is a systematic and pedagogical introduction thatconsiders the subject of anyons from many different pointsof view. In particular, the author presents the relation ofanyons to braid groups and Chern-Simons field theory anddevotes three chapters to physical applications. The book,while being of interest to researchers, primarily addressesadvanced students of mathematics and physics.
Title:Anyons: Quantum Mechanics of Particles with Fractional StatisticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0 inPublished:August 23, 2014Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3662138980

ISBN - 13:9783662138984

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Table of Contents

to Fractional Statistics in Two Dimensions.- Fractional Statistics in the Chern-Simons Gauge.- Fractional Statistics in the Anyon Gauge.- Non-relativistic Chern-Simons Field Theory.- Anyons in a Magnetic Field.- Statistical Mechanics of Anyons.- Anyons and the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect.- Anyons and Conformal Field Theories.