Advanced Solid State Physics

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Cambridge University Press, 2012 - Science - 402 pages
Providing an up-to-date and lucid presentation of phenomena across modern advanced-level solid state physics, this new edition builds on an elementary understanding to introduce students to the key research topics with the minimum of mathematics. It covers cutting-edge topics, including electron transport and magnetism in solids. It is the first book to explain topological insulators and strongly correlated electrons. Explaining solid state physics in a clear and detailed way, it also has over 50 exercises for students to test their knowledge. In addition to the extensive discussion of magnetic impurity problems, bosonization, quantum phase transitions, and disordered systems from the first edition, the new edition includes such topics as topological insulators, high-temperature superconductivity and Mott insulators, renormalization group for Fermi liquids, spontaneous symmetry breaking, zero and finite-temperature Green functions, and the Kubo formalism. Figures from the book and solutions to student exercises are available online at www.cambridge.org/solidstate.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Noninteracting electron gas
10
3 BornOppenheimer approximation
16
4 Second quantization
24
5 HartreeFock approximation
31
6 Interacting electron gas
37
7 Local magnetic moments in metals
51
the Kondo problem
80
10 Bosonization
146
11 Electronlattice interactions
169
12 Superconductivity in metals
189
localization and exceptions
258
14 Quantum phase transitions
289
15 Quantum Hall and other topological states
317
Mottness
353
Index
400

9 Screening and plasmons
115

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Philip Phillips is Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois. As a theoretical condensed matter physicist he has an international reputation for his work on transport in disordered and strongly correlated low-dimensional systems.

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