Field Theories of Condensed Matter Physics
Presenting the physics of the most challenging problems in condensed matter using the conceptual framework of quantum field theory, this book is of great interest to physicists in condensed matter and high energy and string theorists, as well as mathematicians. Revised and updated, this second edition features new chapters on the renormalization group, the Luttinger liquid, gauge theory, topological fluids, topological insulators and quantum entanglement. The book begins with the basic concepts and tools, developing them gradually to bring readers to the issues currently faced at the frontiers of research, such as topological phases of matter, quantum and classical critical phenomena, quantum Hall effects and superconductors. Other topics covered include one-dimensional strongly correlated systems, quantum ordered and disordered phases, topological structures in condensed matter and in field theory and fractional statistics.
- Online resource
- 05 Mar 2013
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 2nd Revised edition
- 113 b/w illus.
About Eduardo Fradkin
Dr Eduardo Fradkin is a Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the current Director of the Institute for Condensed Matter Theory of the University of Illinois. He received his Licenciado (Master's) degree in Physics from the University of Buenos Aires in 1973 and his PhD in Physics from Stanford University in 1979. Fradkin is a condensed matter theorist, and has worked on gauge theory, frustrated and disordered systems, classical and quantum critical phenomena, strongly correlated systems, fractional quantum hall fluids and other topological phases of matter, high temperature superconductivity and quantum entanglement in quantum field theory and condensed matter.
Table of contents
1. Introduction; 2. The Hubbard model; 3. The magnetic instability of the Fermi system; 4. The renormalization group and scaling; 5. One-dimensional quantum antiferromagnets; 6. The Luttinger liquid; 7. Sigma models and topological terms; 8. Spin liquid states; 9. Gauge theory, dimer models, and topological phases; 10. Chiral spin states and anyons; 11. Anyon superconductivity; 12. Topology and quantum Hall effect; 13. The fractional quantum Hall effect; 14. Topological fluids; 15. Physics at the edge; 16. Topological insulators; 17. Quantum entanglement; References; Index.