Field Theories of Condensed Matter Physics by Eduardo Fradkin

By Eduardo Fradkin

Providing the physics of the main hard difficulties in condensed topic utilizing the conceptual framework of quantum box thought, this publication is of serious curiosity to physicists in condensed topic and excessive power and string theorists, in addition to mathematicians. Revised and up-to-date, this moment version positive aspects new chapters at the renormalization team, the Luttinger liquid, gauge concept, topological fluids, topological insulators and quantum entanglement. The e-book starts off with the elemental options and instruments, constructing them steadily to deliver readers to the problems at the moment confronted on the frontiers of study, similar to topological levels of subject, quantum and classical serious phenomena, quantum corridor results and superconductors. different issues coated contain one-dimensional strongly correlated platforms, quantum ordered and disordered levels, topological buildings in condensed topic and in box concept and fractional data.

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This nesting property is responsible for an antiferromagnetic instability. cases, involving other momentum exchanges, are possible. These instabilities generally give rise to a spin-density wave of wave vector k. The ferromagnetic state occurs when k = 0 and the Néel antiferromagnetic state occurs when k = (π, π). We want to develop a theory of these instabilities. As we see, we need to find bound states of a certain wave vector k and the ground state will have to be rebuilt in the form of a coherent superposition of these bound states.

22) 0 where 0 is the energy of the bottom of the band. Since the ground-state energy must be an extremum (actually a minimum) we have to find the values of μ, M0 , ↑ , and ↓ which make the energy density have a minimum at fixed density. 26) μ = − ( ↓ + ↑) 2 Clearly, since M0 is positive, ↑ < ↓ and there are more occupied down spin states than up spin states. 28) determine ↑ and ↓ and, thus, the solution to the problem. In general these equations need to be solved numerically. e. M0 = 0, the paramagnetic state) and ↑ = ↓ (M0 = 0, the ferromagnetic state).

Note that pˆ and qˆ do not commute. The phase-space integral is actually a coherent-state path integral (Faddeev, 1976). 68) is generally valid even for Hamiltonians for which it is not possible to clearly separate coordinates and momenta. I will adopt the phase-space (or coherent-state) path integral as the definition. This procedure can be trivially generalized to second-quantized systems. In the case of bosons we have second-quantized field operators ˆ (r ) and ˆ † (r ) and a Hamiltonian H. 72) r The commutation relations in Eq.

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