Spectral Methods in Surface Superconductivity by Soren FournaisSpectral Methods in Surface Superconductivity by Soren Fournais

Spectral Methods in Surface Superconductivity

bySoren Fournais

Hardcover | June 15, 2010

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In the past decade, the mathematics of superconductivity has been the subject of intense study. This book examines in detail the nonlinear Ginzburg-Landau (GL) functional, the model most commonly used. Specifically, cases in the presence of a strong magnetic field and with a sufficiently large GL parameter kappa are covered.

Key topics and features:

*Provides a concrete introduction to techniques in spectral theory and PDEs

*Offers a complete analysis of the two-dimensional GL-functional with large kappa in the presence of a magnetic field

*Treats the three-dimensional case thoroughly

*Includes exercises and open problems

Spectral Methods in Surface Superconductivityis intended for students and researchers with a graduate level understanding of functional analysis, spectral theory, and PDE analysis. Anything which is not standard is recalled as well as important semiclassical techniques in spectral theory that are involved in the nonlinear study of superconductivity.

Title:Spectral Methods in Surface SuperconductivityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:324 pagesPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0817647961

ISBN - 13:9780817647964


Table of Contents

Preface.- Notation.- Part I Linear Analysis.- 1 Spectral Analysis of Schr¨odinger Operators.- 2 Diamagnetism.- 3 Models in One Dimension.- 4 Constant Field Models in Dimension 2: Noncompact Case.- 5 Constant Field Models in Dimension 2: Discs and Their Complements.- 6 Models in Dimension 3: R3 or R3,+.- 7 Introduction to Semiclassical Methods for the Schr¨odinger Operator with a Large Electric Potential.- 8 Large Field Asymptotics of the Magnetic Schr¨odinger Operator: The Case of Dimension 2.- 9 Main Results for Large Magnetic Fields in Dimension 3.- Part II Nonlinear Analysis.-10 The Ginzburg-Landau Functional.- 11 Optimal Elliptic Estimates.- 12 Decay Estimates.- 13 On the Third Critical Field HC3.- 14 Between HC2 and HC3 in Two Dimensions.- 15 On the Problems with Corners.- 16 On Other Models in Superconductivity and Open Problems.- A Min-Max Principle.- B Essential Spectrum and Persson's Theorem.- C Analytic Perturbation Theory.- D About the Curl-Div System.- E Regularity Theorems and Precise Estimates in Elliptic PDE.- F Boundary Coordinates.- References.- Index.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"The book is concerned with the analysis of mathematical problems connected with the theory of superconductivity. The authors consider a standard basic model of superconductivity described by the Ginzburg-Landau functional. . The authors attempt to make the book self-contained, having graduate students and researchers in mind. For this purpose, at the end of the book they add various appendices containing somewhat standard material. . The book concludes with a fairly complete bibliography on the subject." (Yuri A. Kordyukov, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2011 j)