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Theory of Fluctuations in Superconductors
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Theory of Fluctuations in Superconductors

Anatoly Larkin (late) and Andrei Varlamov

Abstract

This book presents itself as both an encyclopedia and a textbook of fluctuation phenomena in superconductors. The first half presents the phenomenological methods of the Ginzburg-Landau theory and microscopical methods of the quantum field theory in the description of fluctuations. The second half provides a wide panorama of the superconductive fluctuations manifestated in different observables: their role in fields such as high temperature superconductivity, nano-superconductivity, the physics of Josephson junctions and granular superconductors, and strongly disordered superconductors. Other ... More

Keywords: fluctuation phenomena, order parameter, quantum fluctuations, Ginzburg-Landau theory, fluctuation diamagnetism, paraconductivity, fluctuation propagator, superconductivity, Josephson junctions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198528159
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528159.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anatoly Larkin (late), author
Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Minnesota, USA and Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Moscow, Russia.

Andrei Varlamov, author
COHERENTIA-INFM, Rome, Italy

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