Novel Superfluids: Volume 1

Hardcover | March 7, 2013

byKarl-Heinz Bennemann, John B. Ketterson

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This book reports on the latest developments in the field of Superfluidity. The phenomenon has had a tremendous impact on the fundamental sciences as well as a host of technologies. It began with the discovery of superconductivity in mercury in 1911, which was ultimately describedtheoretically by the theory of Bardeen Cooper and Schriever (BCS) in 1957. The analogous phenomena, superfluidity, was discovered in helium in 1938 and tentatively explained shortly thereafter as arising from a Bose-Einstein Condensation (BEC) by London. But the importance of superfluidity, and therange of systems in which it occurs, has grown enormously.In addition to metals and the helium liquids the phenomena has now been observed for photons in cavities, excitons in semiconductors, magnons in certain materials, and cold gasses trapped in high vacuum. It very likely exist for neutrons in a neutron star and, possibly, in a conjectured quark stateat their center. Even the Universe itself can be regarded as being in a kind of superfluid state. All these topics are discussed by experts in the respective subfields.

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This book reports on the latest developments in the field of Superfluidity. The phenomenon has had a tremendous impact on the fundamental sciences as well as a host of technologies. It began with the discovery of superconductivity in mercury in 1911, which was ultimately describedtheoretically by the theory of Bardeen Cooper and Schrie...

K. H. Bennemann is Professor of Physics at the FU Berlin (1971-). He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana, where he worked with J. Bardeen. He has also been a research Sloan-fellow. J. B. Ketterson is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University (1974- ). He was earlier at Argonne National Laboratory (19...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:736 pagesPublished:March 7, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199585911

ISBN - 13:9780199585915

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1. K. H. Bennemann and J. B. Ketterson: An introduction to superfluidity and superconductivity2. J. B. Ketterson and K. H. Bennemann: A survey of some novel superfluids3. Makoto Tsubota, Kenichi Kasamatsuand, and Michikazu Kobayashi: Quantized vortices in superfluid helium and atomic Bose-Einstein condensates4. Y.M. Bunkov and G.E. Volovik: Spin superfluidity and magnon Bose-Einstein condensation5. Yoonseok Lee and Richard P. Haley: Superfluid helium three in aerogel: experiment6. Jan Klaers and Martin Weitz: Bose-Einstein condensation of photons7. Frederic Chevy and Jean Dalibard: Bose-Einstein condensation of atomic gases8. M. Kuwata-Gonokami: Experiments on excitons in bulk semiconductors9. Y. Yamamoto: Superfluidity in exciton-polariton condensates10. Mark G. Alford, Andreas Schmitt, Krishna Rajagopal, and Thomas Schafe: Color superconductivity in dense quark matter11. G. E. Volovik: The superfluid universe