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Supersymmetry in Disorder and Chaos - Konstantin Efetov

Supersymmetry in Disorder and Chaos

Paperback Published: 7th February 2000
ISBN: 9780521663823
Number Of Pages: 441

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The development of the supersymmetry technique has led to significant advances in the study of disordered metals and semiconductors. Proven of great use in the analysis of modern mesoscopic quantum devices, the technique has also found applications in other areas, such as localization and quantum chaos. This volume provides comprehensive treatment of the ideas and uses of supersymmetry. The first four chapters set out the basic results and some straightforward applications of the technique. Thereafter, Professor Efetov covers a range of topics in detail, including random matrix theory, persistent currents in mesoscopic rings, transport in mesoscopic devices, localization in quantum wires and films, and the quantum Hall effect. Special features include problems and solutions drawn from mesoscopics, localization, and quantum chaos, and extended introductions that make each chapter self-contained. The text will be of great interest to graduate students and researchers in condensed matter, statistical, and mathematical physics and in quantum chaos.

'Efetov has done a service to condensed matter physics by explaining the ins and outs of his method in a clear and comprehensive monograph. It is likely to become a classic in the field. The book is indispensible for researchers who use or who would like to use the supersymmetry technique ... I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in modern techniques of theoretical physics.' C. W. J. Beenakker, Endeavour '... a clear, readable and comprehensive introduction to this application of supersymmetry.' I. D. Lawrie, Contemporary Physics

Introduction
Supermathematics
Diffusion modes
Nonlinear supermatrix s- model
Perturbation theory and renormalization group
Energy level statistics
Quantum size effects in small metal particles
Persistent currents in mesoscopic rings
Transport through mesoscopic devices
Universal parametric correlations
Localization in systems with one-dimensional geometry
Anderson metal-insulator transition
Disorder in two dimensions
Afterword
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ISBN: 9780521663823
ISBN-10: 0521663822
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 441
Published: 7th February 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 17.7  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.79