Theory of Nonequilibrium Superconductivity

Paperback | May 6, 2009

byNikolai Kopnin

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This text is on the modern theory of superconductivity. It deals with the behaviour of superconductors in external fields varying in time, and with transport phenomena in superconductors. The book starts with the fundamentals of the first-principle, microscopic theory of superconductivity, andguides the reader through the modern theoretical analysis directly to applications of the theory to practical problems. The reader of this book will learn about the methods of quantum field theory applied to nonstationary superconductivity in their most advanced formulation, namely about the so-called semi-classical version of the real-time Green's function technique applied to the celebrated Bardeen, Cooper, andSchrieffer model of superconductivity. A considerable part of the book is devoted to vortex dynamics, dealing with the behaviour of superconductors in the most practical situation when they carry electric currents in the presence of a magnetic field.

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This text is on the modern theory of superconductivity. It deals with the behaviour of superconductors in external fields varying in time, and with transport phenomena in superconductors. The book starts with the fundamentals of the first-principle, microscopic theory of superconductivity, andguides the reader through the modern theore...

Nikolai Kopnin is Professor at the Helsinki University of Technology, and L.D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics in Moscow.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:May 6, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199566429

ISBN - 13:9780199566426

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Part I: Green's Functions in the BCS Theory1. Introduction2. Green's Functions3. The BCS Model4. Superconducting AlloysPart II: The Quasiclassical Method5. General Principles of the Quasiclassical Approximation6. Quasiclassical Methods in Stationary Problems7. Quasiclassical Methods for Layered SuperconductorsPart III: Nonequilibrium Superconductivity8. Nonstationary Theory9. Quasiclassical Methods for Nonstationary Phenomena10. Kinetic Equations11. The Time-Dependent Ginzburg-Landau TheoryPart IV: Vortex Dynamics12. Time-Dependent Ginzburg-Landau Analysis13. Vortex Dynamics in Dirty Superconductors14. Vortex Dynamics in Clean Superconductors15. Boltzmann's Kinetic EquationReferencesIndex

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"Contains a unique presentation of non-equilibrium properties of superconductors, transport properties and vortex dynamics." --Contemporary Physics