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Theory of Fluctuations in Superconductors

Anatoly Larkin (late) and Andrei Varlamov


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


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