Quantum field theory approach to condensed matter physics [electronic resource] / Eduardo C. Marino.

Marino, Eduardo C., author.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Cambridge books online.
1 online resource (xix, 516 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Condensed matter.
Quantum field theory.
A balanced combination of introductory and advanced topics provides a new and unique perspective on the quantum field theory approach to condensed matter physics. Beginning with the basics of these subjects, such as static and vibrating lattices, independent and interacting electrons, the functional formulation for fields and different generating functionals and their roles, this book presents a unified viewpoint illustrating the connections and relationships among various physical concepts and mechanisms. Advanced and newer topics bring the book up to date with current developments and include sections on cuprate and pnictide superconductors, graphene, Weyl semimetals, transition metal dichalcogenides and topological insulators. Finally, well-known subjects such as the quantum Hall effect, superconductivity, Mott and Anderson insulators, and the Anderson–Higgs mechanism are examined within a unifying QFT-CMP approach. Presenting new insights on traditional topics, this text allows graduate students and researchers to master the proper theoretical tools required in a variety of condensed matter physics systems.
Independent electrons and static crystals
Vibrating crystals
Interacting electrons
Interactions in action
Functional formulation of quantum field theory
Quantum fields in action
Symmetries: explicit or secret
Classical topological excitations
Quantum topological excitations
Duality, bosonization and generalized statistics
Statistical transmutation
Pseudo quantum electrodynamics
Quantum field theory methods in condensed matter
Metals, Fermi liquids, Mott and Anderson insulators
The dynamics of polarons
The Kondo effect
Quantum magnets in 1D: Fermionization, bosonization, Coulomb gases and 'all that'
Quantum magnets in 2D: nonlinear sigma model, CP1 and 'all that'
The spin-fermion system: a quantum field theory approach
The spin glass
Quantum field theory approach to superfluidity
Quantum field theory approach to superconductivity
The cuprate high-temperature superconductors
The pnictides: iron based superconductors
The quantum Hall effect
Silicene and transition metal dichalcogenides
Topological insulators
Non-abelian statistics and quantum computation.
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