Conductor Insulator Quantum Phase Transitions

Hardcover | July 15, 2012

EditorVladimir Dobrosavljevic, Nandini Trivedi, James M. Valles

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Quantum phase transitions describe the violent rearrangement of electrons or atoms as they evolve from well defined excitations in one phase to a completely different set of excitations in another. The chapters in this book give insights into how a coherent metallic or superconducting statecan be driven into an incoherent insulating state by increasing disorder, magnetic field, carrier concentration and inter-electron interactions. The problem necessarily involves many interacting particles and therein lies the challenge to develop a multi-faceted theory. Experiments probingmicroscopic structure, transport, charge and spin dynamics provide important clues. What sets this book apart is a strong dialog between experiment and theory that has the potential to solve some major issues in many-body physics. The ideas and methods developed here are bound to have repercussions in all spheres of physics.

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Quantum phase transitions describe the violent rearrangement of electrons or atoms as they evolve from well defined excitations in one phase to a completely different set of excitations in another. The chapters in this book give insights into how a coherent metallic or superconducting statecan be driven into an incoherent insulating st...

Vladimir Dobrosavljevic is a Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics and Director of Condensed Matter Theory in the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University. Nandini Trivedi is a Professor in the Department of Physics at Ohio State University. James M Valles, Jr. is a Professor in the Department of ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:672 pagesPublished:July 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199592594

ISBN - 13:9780199592593

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Part I: Metal-Insulator Transitions1. V. Dobrosavljevic: Introduction to Metal-Insulator Transitions2. Keith Slevin and Tomi Ohtsuki: Anderson Localisation3. Ali Yazdani: Visualizing Critical Correlations near the Metal-Insulator Transition in Ga1??xMnxAs4. E. Miranda and V. Dobrosavljevic: Local approaches to strongly correlated disordered systems5. Alexander Punnoose and Alexander M. Finkel'stein: Penultimate fate of a dirty-Fermi-liquid6. Dragana Popovic: Glassy dynamics of electrons near the metal-insulator transition7. Elbio Dagotto, Shuai Dong, Rong Yu, Cengiz Sen, Gonzalo Alvarez, Adrianna Moreo: Phase Competition and Inhomogeneous States as a New Paradigm for Complex Materials8. S. Chiesa, R.T. Scalettar, P. Chakraborty, P.J.H. Denteneer, T. Paiva and S. Story: Numerical Studies of Metal-Insulator Transitions in Disordered Hubbard ModelsPart II: Superconductor-Insulator Transitions9. Nandini Trivedi: Superconductor-Insulator Transitions: Present Status and Open Questions10. A. M. Goldman: Scaling Analysis of Direct Superconductor-Insulator Transitions in Disordered Ultrathin Films of Metals11. Phil Adams: Spin Effects Near the Superconductor-Insulator Transition12. G. Sambandamurthy and N. Peter Armitage: Magnetic field-induced novel insulating phase in 2D superconductors13. Peng Xiong: SIT's in ultrathin a-Pb films: comparisons of disorder, magnetic field and magnetic impurity tuned14. M.D. Stewart, Jr. and James M. Valles, Jr.: Evidence of Cooper Pairs on the Insulating Side of the SIT15. K Fujita, A R Schmidt, E-A Kim, M J Lawler, H Eisaki, S Uchida, D-H Lee and J C Davis: Spectroscopic Imaging STM Studies of Electronic Structure in both the Superconducting and Pseudogap Phases of Underdoped Cuprates16. Karen Michaeli and Alexander M. Finkel'stein: Suppression of Tunneling of Superconducting Vortices Caused by a Remote Gate: Anderson's orthogonality catastrophe and localization17. Yen Lee Loh and Nandini Trivedi: Theoretical Studies of Superconductor-Insulator Transitions