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Quantum Liquids: Bose condensation and Cooper pairing in condensed-matter systems

Anthony James Leggett

Abstract

Starting from first principles, this book introduces the closely related phenomena of Bose condensation and Cooper pairing, in which a very large number of single particles or pairs of particles are forced to behave in exactly the same way. Their consequences in condensed matter systems are also explored. Eschewing advanced formal methods, the book uses simple concepts and arguments to account for the various qualitatively new phenomena which occur in Bose-condensed and Cooper-paired systems, including but not limited to the spectacular macroscopic phenomena of superconductivity and superfluid ... More

Keywords: Bose condensation, Cooper pairing, superconductivity, superfluidity, coherence, interference, quantum statistics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198526438
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526438.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony James Leggett, author
Macarthur Professor and Professor of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign