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40 years of Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless theory.

Contributor(s): José, Jorge Valenzuela, 1949-Material type: TextTextPublication details: Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2013. Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789814417648; 9814417645Subject(s): Condensed matter | Solid state physics | SCIENCE -- Energy | SCIENCE -- Mechanics -- General | SCIENCE -- Physics -- General | Condensed matter | Solid state physicsGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: 40 Years of Berezinskii Kosterlitz Thouless Theory.DDC classification: 530.41 LOC classification: QC173.454 | .A16 2013Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
1. Early work on defect driven phase transitions / J.M. Kosterlitz and D.J. Thouless -- 2. Duality, gauge symmetries, renormalization groups and the BKT transition / J.V. Jose -- 3. Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition through the eyes of duality / G. Ortiz, E. Cobanera and Z. Nussinov -- 4. The Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in superconductors / A.M. Goldman -- 5. Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition within the Sine-Gordon approach : the role of the vortex-core energy / L. Benfatto, C. Castellani and T. Giamarchi -- 6. The two-dimensional fully frustrated XY model / S. Teitel -- 7. Charges and vortices in Josephson junction arrays / R. Fuzio and G. Schon -- 8. Superinsulator-superconductor duality in two dimensions and Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition / V.M. Vinokur and T.I. Baturina -- 9. BKT physics with two-dimensional atomic gases / Z. Hadzibabic and J. Dalibard -- 10. Vortex physics in the quantum hall bilayer / H.A. Fertig and G. Murthy.
Summary: This volume looks back at some of the developments and achievements and varied physics applications which ensued from the BKT vortex-unbinding seminal idea. During the last four decades, BKT theory, which is undeniably one of the most important developments in condensed matter and theoretical physics of the second half of the twentieth century, has expanded widely. It has been used and extended from many different theoretical and experimental perspectives.
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1. Early work on defect driven phase transitions / J.M. Kosterlitz and D.J. Thouless -- 2. Duality, gauge symmetries, renormalization groups and the BKT transition / J.V. Jose -- 3. Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition through the eyes of duality / G. Ortiz, E. Cobanera and Z. Nussinov -- 4. The Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in superconductors / A.M. Goldman -- 5. Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition within the Sine-Gordon approach : the role of the vortex-core energy / L. Benfatto, C. Castellani and T. Giamarchi -- 6. The two-dimensional fully frustrated XY model / S. Teitel -- 7. Charges and vortices in Josephson junction arrays / R. Fuzio and G. Schon -- 8. Superinsulator-superconductor duality in two dimensions and Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition / V.M. Vinokur and T.I. Baturina -- 9. BKT physics with two-dimensional atomic gases / Z. Hadzibabic and J. Dalibard -- 10. Vortex physics in the quantum hall bilayer / H.A. Fertig and G. Murthy.

This volume looks back at some of the developments and achievements and varied physics applications which ensued from the BKT vortex-unbinding seminal idea. During the last four decades, BKT theory, which is undeniably one of the most important developments in condensed matter and theoretical physics of the second half of the twentieth century, has expanded widely. It has been used and extended from many different theoretical and experimental perspectives.

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