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Concepts In Particle Physics: A Concise Introduction To The Standard Model

Nair, V. P. V Parameswaran., Nair.
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(2017)  | 9789813227552 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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Physics from symmetry.

Schwichtenberg, Jakob.
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(2017)  | 9783319666303 | Springer | hbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | 330pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
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This is a textbook that derives the fundamental theories of physics from symmetry. It starts by introducing, in a completely self-contained way, all mathematical tools needed to use symmetry ideas in physics. Thereafter, these tools are put into action and by using symmetry constraints, the fundamental...

Exciton transport phenomena in gaas coupled quantum wells.

Leonard, Jason.
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(2017)  | 9783319697321 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 59pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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This thesis presents results crucial to the emerging field of indirect excitons. These specially designed quasiparticles give the unique opportunity to study fundamental properties of quantum degenerate Bose gases in semiconductors. Furthermore, indirect excitons allow for the creation of novel optoelectronic...

Classical Field Theory: On Electrodynamics, Non-Abelian Gauge Theories and Gravitation

Scheck, Florian.
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(2017)  | 9783662555774 | Springer | hbk. | 2,  | book | 422pp | Availability last checked: 3/11/2017
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Scheck’s successful textbook presents a comprehensive treatment, ideally suited for a one-semester course. The textbook describes Maxwell's equations first in their integral, directly testable form, then moves on to their local formulation. The first two chapters cover all essential properties of Maxwell's...

Free And Interacting Quantum Fields

Merches, Ioan. Radu, Daniel. Tatomir, Dorian. Radu, Dorian Tatomir And Daniel.
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(2017)  | 9789813145467 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 600pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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Modern physics is characterized by two great theories, which make itfundamentally different from its predecessor: quantum theory and theory ofrelativity. In this book we want to bring to the reader's attention severalsolutions to problems connected to the quantum-relativistic interaction ofparticles....

Basic semiconductor physics.

Hamaguchi, Chihiro.
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(2017)  | 9783319668598 | Springer | hbk. | 3 ed.,  | book | xxi, 709pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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1 Energy Band Structures of Semiconductors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.1 Free-Electron Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.2 Bloch Theorem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.3 Nearly Free Electron...

Evolution of silicon sensor technology in particle physics.

Hartmann, Frank.
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(2017)  | 9783319644349 | Springer | hbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | lxi, 372pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
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This informative monograph describes the technological evolution of silicon detectors and their impact on high energy particle physics. The author here marshals his own first-hand experience in the development and also the realization of the DELPHI, CDF II and the CMS tracking detector. The basic principles...

Challenges in fluid dynamics : a new approach.

Zeytounian, Radyadour Kh.
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(2017)  | 9783319316185 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxvi, 222pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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This monograph presents a synopsis of fluid dynamics based on the personal scientific experience of the author who has contributed immensely to the field. The interested reader will also benefit from the general historical context in which the material is presented in the book. The book covers a wide...

Neutral atom imaging using a pulsed electromagnetic lens.

Gardner, Jamie Ryan.
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(2017)  | 9783319684291 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 112pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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This book describes the design, construction, and characterization of a new type of aberration-corrected, neutral-atom lens. Atom beam control plays a crucial role in many different fields, ranging from fundamental physics research and materials science to applied nanotechnology. Despite this, atom-optical...

Digestible quantum field theory.

Smilga, Andrei.
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(2017)  | 9783319599205 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 355pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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This book gives an intermediate level treatment of quantum field theory, appropriate to a reader with a first degree in physics and a working knowledge of special relativity and quantum mechanics. It aims to give the reader some understanding of what QFT is all about, without delving deep into actual...

Asteroseismology and exoplanets: listening to the stars and searching for new worlds : ivth azores international advanced school in space sciences.

Campante, Tiago. Monteiro, M√°rio. Santos, Nuno.
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(2017)  | 9783319593142 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 282pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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Foreword.- Preface.- Table of Contents.- 1. Asteroseismology.- 1.1 An Introduction to Stellar Modeling Víctor Silva Aguirre (Aarhus Univ., Denmark).- 1.2 Theory of Stellar Oscillations Margarida Cunha (IA, Portugal).- 1.3 Helioseismology and the Solar-Stellar Connection Guy Davies (Univ. of Birmingham,...

Mechanics: From Newton's Laws to Deterministic Chaos

Scheck, Florian.
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(2017)  | 9783662554883 | Springer | hbk. | 6,  | book | 591pp | Availability last checked: 3/11/2017
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This book covers all topics in mechanics from elementary Newtonian mechanics, the principles of canonical mechanics and rigid body mechanics to relativistic mechanics and nonlinear dynamics. It was among the first textbooks to include dynamical systems and deterministic chaos in due detail. As compared...

Beginner’s Guide to Flux Crystal Growth: "

Tachibana, Makoto.
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(2017)  | 9784431565864 | Springer | pbk. | 1,  | book | 130pp | Availability last checked: 18/11/2017
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1 Introduction 1.1 Single crystals in solid-state research 1.1.1 What is a single crystal? 1.1.2 Appropriate size of crystals for solid-state research 1.1.3 Types of crystals frequently studied in solid-state physics 1.1.4 Single crystals in other fields of studies 1.2 Overview of flux growth 1.3 Other...

The emergence of astrophysics in asia : opening a new window on the universe.

Nakamura, Tsuko. Orchiston, Wayne.
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(2017)  | 9783319620800 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 878pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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Chapter 1: Introduction by Tsuko Nakamura and Wayne Orchiston.- Part 1: Japan.- Chapter 2: The Development of Astronomy and Emergence of Astrophysics in Japan by Tsuko Nakamura.- Chapter 3: Hirayama Kiyotsugu: Discoverer of Asteroid Families by Seiko Yoshida and Tsuko Nakamura.- Chapter 4: Japanese...

Aspects of wimp dark matter searches at colliders and other probes.

Morgante, Enrico.
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(2017)  | 9783319676050 | Springer | hbk. | book | xx, 212pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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This thesis covers several theoretical aspects of WIMP (weakly interacting massive particles) dark matter searches, with a particular emphasis on colliders. It mainly focuses on the use of effective field theories as a tool for Large Hadron Collider (LHC) searches, discussing in detail the issue of...

Labview based automation guide for microwave measurements.

Dubey, Satya Kesh. Narang, Naina. Negi, P. S. Ojha, V. N.
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(2017)  | 9789811062797 | Springer | pbk. | book | xiv, 45pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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Statistical methods for data analysis in particle physics.

Lista, Luca.
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(2017)  | 9783319628394 | Springer | pbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | xvi, 257pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
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This concise set of course-based notes provides the reader with the main concepts and tools needed to perform statistical analyses of experimental data, in particular in the field of high-energy physics (HEP). First, the book provides an introduction to probability theory and basic statistics, mainly...

Plasma science and technology for emerging economies : an aaapt experience.

Rawat, Rajdeep Singh.
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(2017)  | 9789811042164 | Springer | hbk. | book | vi, 805pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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1: Asian African Association for Plasma Training (AAAPT) ‚Äď History, network and plasma activities1.    Introduction to AAAPT Network2.    History of AAAPT3.    Promotion of Plasma Science and Technology Activities under AAAPT: Some Examples4.   ...

Growth of high permittivity dielectrics by high pressure sputtering from metallic targets.

Pampill√≥n, Arce Mar√≠a √Āngela.
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(2017)  | 9783319666068 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxiii, 164pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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This thesis describes the fabrication of metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) structures using very high permittivity dielectrics (based on rare earths) grown by high-pressure sputtering from metallic targets. It demonstrates the possibility of depositing high permittivity materials (GdScO3) by means...

Nuclear Reactor Physics: "

Okajima, Shigeaki. Okajima, Shigeki.
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(2017)  | 9784431555995 | Springer | hbk. | 1,  | book | 316pp | Availability last checked: 3/11/2017
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This book covers introductory subjects including fundamental principles of nuclear reactions with neutrons, fundamentals of nuclear fission chain reactions, basic concepts of criticality, and static characteristics based on diffusion approximation in neutron transport. The chapters address topics ranging...

Quantum physics, mini black holes and the multiverse : debunking common misconceptions in theoretical physics.

Nomura, Yasunori. Poirier, Bill. Terning, John. , Nekoogar, Farzad.
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(2017)  | 9783319417080 | Springer | hbk. | book | xviii, 270pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
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Preface   Chapter 1       Misconceptions about Space-Time and Particle Physics 1.1       Introduction 1.2       Particles are little balls 1.3       Atoms are tiny Solar Systems 1.4       Seeing atoms requires a really big optical microscope 1.5       Collider spawns planet devouring black hole 1.6...

Formulation of statistical mechanics based on thermal pure quantum states.

Sugiura, Sho.
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(2017)  | 9789811015052 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 73pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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This thesis introduces the concept of ''thermal pure quantum (TPQ) states'', which are pure quantum states in equilibrium. The author establishes a new formulation of statistical mechanics based on the TPQ states. This formulation allows us to obtain not only mechanical variables but also thermodynamic...

Lattice qcd study for the relation between confinement and chiral symmetry breaking.

Doi, Takahiro.
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(2017)  | 9789811065958 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 59pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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This thesis focuses on an unresolved problem in particle and nuclear physics: the relation between two important non-perturbative phenomena in quantum chromodynamics (QCD) - quark confinement and chiral symmetry breaking. The author develops a new analysis method in the lattice QCD, and derives a number...

High-fidelity quantum logic in ca+.

Ballance, Christopher J.
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(2017)  | 9783319682150 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 141pp | Availability last checked: 28/9/2017
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This thesis describes experimental work in the field of trapped-ion quantum computation. It outlines the theory of Raman interactions, examines the various sources of error in two-qubit gates, and describes in detail experimental explorations of the sources of infidelity in implementations of single-...

Searching for new physics in b ↠ sℓ+ℓ− transitions at the lhcb experiment.

Pescatore, Luca.
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(2017)  | 9783319664224 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 200pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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This thesis presents two analyses of semileptonic b ? sl+l- decays using Flavour Changing Neutral Currents (FCNCs) to test for the presence of new physics and lepton ?avour universality, and the equality of couplings for different leptons, which on the basis of experimental evidence is assumed to hold...

Quantum World Of Ultra-cold Atoms And Light, The - Book Iii: Ultra-cold Atoms

Crispin., Gardiner.
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(2017)  | 9781786344175 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 23/10/2017
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Secular evolution of self-gravitating systems over cosmic age.

Fouvry, Jean-Baptiste.
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(2017)  | 9783319667591 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 274pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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Tackling galactic evolution in a truly novel way, this outstanding thesis statistically explores the long-term evolution of galaxies, using recent theoretical breakthroughs that explicitly account for their self-gravity. While treating processes statistically, the astrophysical differences on each scale...

The (non-)local density of states of electronic excitations in organic semiconductors.

Poelking, Carl R.
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(2017)  | 9783319695983 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 133pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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This book focuses on the microscopic understanding of the function of organic semiconductors. By tracing the link between their morphological structure and electronic properties across multiple scales, it represents an important advance in this direction. Organic semiconductors are materials at the...

Investigations of cellular and molecular biophysical properties by atomic force microscopy nanorobotics.

Li, Mi.
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(2017)  | 9789811068287 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 135pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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This book presents methodological and application research in detecting cellular and molecular biophysical properties based on atomic force microscopy (AFM) nanorobotics. Series methods for in situ label-free visualizing and quantifying the multiple physical properties of single cells and single molecules...

Spin physics in semiconductors.

Dyakonov, Mikhail I.
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(2017)  | 9783319654355 | Springer | hbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | xxiii, 532pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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This book offers an extensive introduction to the extremely rich and intriguing field of spin-related phenomena in semiconductors. In this second edition, all chapters have been updated to include the latest experimental and theoretical research. Furthermore, it covers the entire field: bulk semiconductors,...

Observation of superconductivity in epitaxially grown atomic layers : in situ electrical transport measurements.

Ichinokura, Satoru.
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(2017)  | 9789811068522 | Springer | hbk. | book | xx, 122pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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1 Introduction1.1 Historical background1.1.1 Two-dimensional electron systems1.1.2 Surface superstructures1.1.3 Superconductivity1.1.4 Two-dimensional superconductivity1.1.5 Superconductivity in surface states1.1.6 Atomic thick superconductors1.2 Direction of this study1.3 Structure of this thesisReferences2...

Circuit cavity qed with macroscopic solid-state spin ensembles.

Putz, Stefan.
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(2017)  | 9783319664460 | Springer | hbk. | book | xviii, 124pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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This thesis combines quantum electrical engineering with electron spin resonance, with an emphasis on unraveling emerging collective spin phenomena. The presented experiments, with first demonstrations of the cavity protection effect, spectral hole burning and bistability in microwave photonics, cover...

Standard Model And Beyond, The

Vergados, J. D. John Demetrius., Vergados.
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(2017)  | 9789813228559 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 23/10/2017
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Using imperfect semiconductor systems for unique identification.

Roberts, Jonathan.
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(2017)  | 9783319678900 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 123pp | Availability last checked: 28/9/2017
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This thesis describes novel devices for the secure identification of objects or electronic systems. The identification relies on the the atomic-scale uniqueness of semiconductor devices by measuring a macroscopic quantum property of the system in question. Traditionally, objects and electronic systems...

Four Laws That Do Not Drive The Universe, The: Elements Of Thermodynamics For The Curious And Intelligent

Ben-Naim, Arieh. Arieh., Ben-Naim.
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(2017)  | 9789813223479 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 23/10/2017
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First measurement of neutrino and antineutrino oscillation at t2k.

Duffy, Kirsty Elizabeth.
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(2017)  | 9783319650395 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 172pp | Availability last checked: 28/9/2017
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This thesis reports the measurement of muon neutrino and antineutrino disappearance and electron neutrino and antineutrino appearance in a muon neutrino and antineutrino beam using the T2K experiment. It describes a result in neutrino physics that is a pioneering indication of charge-parity (CP) violation...

Theoretical modeling of epitaxial graphene growth on the ir(111) surface.

Tetlow, Holly Alexandra.
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(2017)  | 9783319659718 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 182pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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One possible method of producing high-quality graphene is to grow it epitaxially; this thesis investigates the mechanisms involved in doing so. It describes how the initial stages of growth on the Ir(111) surface are modelled using both rate equations and kinetic Monte Carlo, based upon nudged elastic...

Lewis swift : celebrated comet hunter and the people's astronomer.

Kronk, Gary.
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(2017)  | 9783319637204 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 428pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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This biography covers the life of Lewis Swift (1820-1913), who discovered 13 comets and nearly 1,200 other deep sky objects. All 13 comets found by Swift now bear his name, including three periodic comets with periods of 6 years (11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR), 9 years (64P/Swift-Gehrels), and 133 years (109P/Swift-Tuttle).Swift's...

Amplitude modulation of pulsation modes in delta scuti stars.

Bowman     , Dominic      .
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(2017)  | 9783319666488 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 204pp | Availability last checked: 30/8/2017
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This outstanding thesis by Dominic Bowman provides a thorough investigation of long-standing questions as to whether amplitude modulation is astrophysical, whether it offers insights into pulsating stars, and whether simple beating of modes with stable amplitudes is unrecognised because of a lack of...

The nature of dusty star-forming galaxies.

Cowley, William.
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(2017)  | 9783319667478 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxxv, 196pp | Availability last checked: 28/9/2017
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This thesis combines a theoretical model of galaxy formation with a treatment of the radiative transfer in the titular dusty star-forming galaxies. Embedding this within the well-established ?CDM (Lambda cold dark matter) cosmology, the author was able to simulate galaxy populations from which realistic...

Visualising the charge and cooper-pair density waves in cuprates.

Edkins, Stephen.
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(2017)  | 9783319659749 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 187pp | Availability last checked: 23/8/2017
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This thesis reports on the use of scanning tunnelling microscopy to elucidate the atomic-scale electronic structure of a charge density wave, revealing that it has a d-symmetry form factor, hitherto unobserved in nature. It then details the development of an entirely new class of scanned probe: the...

Amperometric and impedance monitoring systems for biomedical applications.

Colomer-Farrarons, Jordi. del, Campo Francisco J. Miribel, Pere. Punter-Villagrasa, Jaime.
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(2017)  | 9783319648002 | Springer | hbk. | book | viii, 241pp | Availability last checked: 28/9/2017
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This book describes the different electronic architectures and technologies used in electrochemistry and biomedicine, particularly in Point-of-Care and Lab-on-a-Chip devices. The book addresses how the electronics are designed and implemented for increased performance and functionality while addressing...

Molecular symmetry, super-rotation, and semiclassical motion : new ideas for solving old problems.

Schmiedt, Hanno.
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(2017)  | 9783319660707 | Springer | hbk. | book | ix, 171pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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This book presents a range of fundamentally new approaches to solving problems involving traditional molecular models. Fundamental molecular symmetry is shown to open new avenues for describing molecular dynamics beyond standard perturbation techniques. Traditional concepts used to describe molecular...

The origin of asteroids and the discovery of vesta : historical studies in asteroid research.

Cunningham, Clifford J.
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(2017)  | 9783319581170 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 399pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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This book assesses the origin of asteroids by analyzing the discovery of Vesta in 1807. Wilhelm Olbers, who discovered Vesta, suggested that the asteroids were the result of a primordial planet’s explosion. Cunningham studies that idea in detail through the writings of Sir David Brewster in Scotland,...

The problem of time : quantum mechanics versus general relativity.

Anderson, Edward.
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(2017)  | 9783319588469 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxxviii, 920pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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This book is a treatise on time and on background independence in physics. It first considers how time is conceived of in each accepted paradigm of physics: Newtonian, special relativity, quantum mechanics (QM) and general relativity (GR).  Substantial differences are moreover uncovered between...

Organic Semiconductor Heterojunctions and Its Application in Organic Light-Emitting Diodes: "

Ma, Dongge.
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(2017)  | 9783662536933 | Springer | hbk. | 1,  | book | 153pp | Availability last checked: 18/11/2017
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Physics basis of organic semiconductor heterojunctions.- Basic concept of heterojunctions.- Theory of heterojunctions.- Energy band profiles of heterojunctions.- Basic properties of organic heterojunctions.- Brief description of organic heterojunction application in organic light-emitting diodes.- Electrical...

Grete Hermann - Between Physics and Philosophy

Bacciagaluppi, Guido. Crull, Elise.
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(2017)  | 9789402409680 | Springer | hbk. | 1,  | book | 281pp | Availability last checked: 18/11/2017
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Grete Hermann (1901-1984) was a pupil of mathematical physicist Emmy Noether, follower and co-worker of neo-Kantian philosopher Leonard Nelson, and an important intellectual figure in post-war German social democracy. She is best known for her work on the philosophy of modern physics in the 1930s, some...

Electronic states in crystals of finite size : quantum confinement of bloch waves.

Ren, Shang Yuan.
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(2017)  | 9789811047169 | Springer | hbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | xvi, 283pp | Availability last checked: 13/9/2017
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This book presents an analytical theory of the electronic states in ideal low dimensional systems and finite crystals based on a differential equation theory approach. It provides precise and fundamental understandings on the electronic states in ideal low-dimensional systems and finite crystals, and...

Not-so-simple stellar populations in star clusters.

Li, Chengyuan.
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(2017)  | 9789811056802 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 132pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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This book focuses on understanding the stellar populations of massive star clusters and aims to investigate the origin, evolution and properties of binary systems, their collision products, as well as the general characteristics (e.g. ages, metal content) of stellar population(s) in star clusters. It...

Physics of semiconductor devices.

Rudan, Massimo.
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(2017)  | 9783319631530 | Springer | hbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | xlviii, 920pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
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This textbook describes the basic physics of semiconductors, including the hierarchy of transport models, and connects the theory with the functioning of actual semiconductor devices. Details are worked out carefully and derived from the basic physical concepts, while keeping the internal coherence...

Meghnad saha : his life in science and politics.

Naik, Pramod.
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(2017)  | 9783319621012 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 211pp | Availability last checked: 28/9/2017
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This biography is a short yet comprehensive overview of the life of Meghnad Saha, the mastermind behind the frequently used Saha equations and a strong contributor to the foundation of science in India. The author explores the lesser known details behind the man who played a major role in building scientific...

Computational physics : simulation of classical and quantum systems.

Scherer, Philipp.
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(2017)  | 9783319610870 | Springer | hbk. | 3 ed.,  | book | xxiv, 633pp | Availability last checked: 13/9/2017
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This textbook presents basic numerical methods and applies them to a large variety of physical models in multiple computer experiments. Classical algorithms and more recent methods are explained. Partial differential equations are treated generally comparing important methods, and equations of motion...

Diffusion of Liquids in Liquids and Liquid Mixtures: "

Winkelmann, Jochen. Lechner, M.
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(2017)  | 9783540737346 | Springer | hbk. | 1,  | book | 485pp | Availability last checked: 3/11/2017
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This volume contains data on diffusion in pure liquids and solute in solvent systems. Diffusion processes are widespread phenomena in nature, of which mass diffusion is the most important one, in particular in liquids. The corresponding diffusion coefficients strongly depend on concentration, temperature,...

Plasma physics : an introduction to laboratory, space, and fusion plasmas.

Piel, Alexander.
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(2017)  | 9783319634258 | Springer | hbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | xx, 463pp | Availability last checked: 13/9/2017
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The enlarged new edition of this textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic processes in plasmas and demonstrates that the same fundamental concepts describe cold gas-discharge plasmas, space plasmas, and hot fusion plasmas. Starting from particle drifts in magnetic fields, the principles...

Space charge physics in linear accelerators.

Hofmann, Ingo.
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(2017)  | 9783319621562 | Springer | hbk. | book | ix, 154pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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Understanding and controlling the physics of space charge effects in linear and circular proton and ion accelerators are essential to their operation, and to future high-intensity facilities. This book presents the status quo of this field from a theoretical perspective, compares analytical approaches...

Crystal structure,electronic and optical properties of epitaxial alkaline earth niobate thin films.

Wan, Dongyang.
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(2017)  | 9783319659114 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 120pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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This impressive thesis offers a comprehensive scientific study of the alkaline earth niobates and describes their nonlinear optical properties for the first time. It explores the crystal structure, electrical properties, optical absorption properties, hot carrier dynamics, nonlinear optical property...

Non-dissipative effects in nonequilibrium systems.

Maes, Christian.
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(2017)  | 9783319677798 | Springer | pbk. | book | vii, 53pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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Preliminary: I. Introductory comments  II. (Non-)dissipative e?ects? III. On the stationary distribution A. The di?erence between a lake and a river B. From the uniform to a peaked distribution C. Heat bounds D. Population inversion E. Variational principles F. Recent examples 1. Demixing 2. No thermodynamic...

Hadamard states from light-like hypersurfaces.

Dappiaggi, Claudio. Moretti, Valter. Pinamonti, Nicola.
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(2017)  | 9783319643427 | Springer | pbk. | book | viii, 106pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
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This book provides a rather self-contained survey of the construction of Hadamard states for scalar field theories in a large class of notable spacetimes, possessing a (conformal) light-like boundary. The first two sections focus on explaining a few introductory aspects of this topic and on providing...

Four Laws That Do Not Drive The Universe, The: Elements Of Thermodynamics For The Curious And Intelligent

Ben-Naim, Arieh. Arieh., Ben-Naim.
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(2017)  | 9789813223486 | World Scientific Publishing Co | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 23/10/2017
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The development of elementary quantum theory from 1900 to 1927.

Capellmann, Herbert.
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(2017)  | 9783319618838 | Springer | pbk. | book | vii, 98pp | Availability last checked: 28/9/2017
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This book traces the evolution of the ideas that eventually resulted in the elementary quantum theory in 1925/26. Further, it discusses the essential differences between the fundamental equations of Quantum Theory derived by Born and Jordan, logically comprising Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Optics,...

Compact representations for the design of quantum logic.

Niemann, Philipp. Wille, Robert.
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(2017)  | 9783319637235 | Springer | pbk. | book | viii, 125pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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This book discusses modern approaches and challenges of computer-aided design (CAD) of quantum circuits with a view to providing compact representations of quantum functionality. Focusing on the issue of quantum functionality, it presents Quantum Multiple-Valued Decision Diagrams (QMDDs ‚Äď a means of...

Cooperative interactions in lattices of atomic dipoles.

Bettles, Robert.
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(2017)  | 9783319628424 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvii, 169pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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This thesis reports the remarkable discovery that, by arranging the dipoles in an ordered array with particular spacings, it is possible to greatly enhance the cross-section and achieve a strong light-matter coupling (>98% of the incident light). It also discusses the broad background to cooperative...

Search for sterile neutrinos with the minos long-baseline experiment.

Timmons, Ashley Michael.
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(2017)  | 9783319637686 | Springer | hbk. | book | xx, 162pp | Availability last checked: 23/8/2017
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This thesis highlights data from MINOS, a long-baseline accelerator neutrino experiment, and details one of the most sensitive searches for the sterile neutrino ever made. Further, it presents a new analysis paradigm to enable this measurement and a comprehensive study of the myriad systematic uncertainties...

Sound topology, duality, coherence and wave-mixing : an introduction to the emerging new science of sound.

Deymier, Pierre. Runge, Keith.
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(2017)  | 9783319623795 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 363pp | Availability last checked: 23/8/2017
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This book offers an essential introduction to the notions of sound wave topology, duality, coherence and wave-mixing, which constitute the emerging new science of sound. It includes general principles and specific examples that illuminate new non-conventional forms of sound (sound topology), unconventional...

Bms particles in three dimensions.

Oblak, Blagoje.
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(2017)  | 9783319618777 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxiv, 450pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This thesis presents the state of the art in the study of Bondi-Metzner-Sachs (BMS) symmetry and its applications in the simplified setting of three dimensions. It focuses on presenting all the background material in a pedagogical and self-contained manner to enable readers to fully appreciate the original...

Half-century Of Physical Asymptotics And Other Diversions, A: Selected Works By Michael Berry

Berry, Michael Victor.
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(2017)  | 9789813221208 | World Scientific Publishing Co | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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Ephemeridenrechnung Schritt f√ľr Schritt: Sonnenaufgang und Co. bestimmen leicht gemacht

Richter, Dieter.
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(2017)  | 9783662547151 | Springer | pbk. | 1,  | book | 122pp | Availability last checked: 26/10/2017
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Das vorliegende Buch vermittelt die Grundkenntnisse der Ephemeridenrechnung. Ausgehend von den Kepler‚Äôschen Gesetzen erfolgt die Berechnung der  Koordinaten der Planeten in der Bahnebene. √úber eine Anzahl von Transformationen ermittelt man die Koordinaten im Horizontsystem und erh√§lt damit...

Modelling the upper atmosphere of gas-giant exoplanets irradiated by low-mass stars.

Chadney, Joshua.
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(2017)  | 9783319633503 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 169pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This PhD thesis details the development of a new 1D ionospheric model to describe the upper atmospheres of extrasolar giant plants. The upper atmospheres of Hot Jupiters are subject to extreme radiation conditions that can result in rapid atmospheric escape. The composition and structure of these planets’...

Weak-coupling theory of topological superconductivity : the case of strontium ruthenate.

Scaffidi, Thomas.
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(2017)  | 9783319628660 | Springer | hbk. | book | xviii, 108pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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This thesis sheds important new light on the puzzling properties of Strontium Ruthenate. Using a sophisticated weak-coupling approach, exact within certain limits, it shows that proper treatment of spin-orbit and multi-band effects is crucial to the physics. Based on the results of these calculations,...

Search for flavor-changing neutral current top quark decays t → hq, with h → bb , in pp collisions at √s = 8 tev with the atlas detector.

Tsiskaridze, Shota.
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(2017)  | 9783319634135 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvii, 242pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This PhD thesis focuses on the search for flavor-changing neutral currents in the decay of a top quark to an up-type quark (q = u, c) and the Standard Model Higgs boson, where the Higgs boson decays to bb. Further, the thesis presents the combination of this search for top quark pair events with other...

Single frequency semiconductor lasers.

Cai, Haiwen. Chen, Gaoting. Fang, Zujie. Qu, Ronghui.
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(2017)  | 9789811052569 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 306pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 Historical Review of Semiconductor Lasers 1.2 Single Frequency Semiconductor Laser and Itas Applications 1.3 Outline of the Chapters References Chapter 2 Characteristics of Semiconductor Laser 2.1 Basic Principle of Semiconductor Laser  2.2 Characteristics of Output Power...

Perturbative and non-perturbative approaches to string sigma-models in ads/cft.

Vescovi, Edoardo.
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(2017)  | 9783319634197 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 239pp | Availability last checked: 30/8/2017
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This thesis introduces readers to the type II superstring theories in the AdS5√óS5 and AdS4√óCP3 backgrounds. Each chapter exemplifies a different computational approach to measuring observables (conformal dimensions of single-trace operators and expectation values of Wilson loop operators) relevant for...

Manifestations of dark matter and variations of the fundamental constants in atoms and astrophysical phenomena.

Stadnik, Yevgeny V.
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(2017)  | 9783319634166 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxi, 88pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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This thesis explores the possibility of searching for new effects of dark matter that are linear in g, an approach that offers enormous advantages over conventional schemes, since the interaction constant g is very small, g<<1. Further, the thesis employs an investigation of linear effects to...

Particle interactions in high temperature plasmas.

Pike, Oliver James.
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(2017)  | 9783319634463 | Springer | hbk. | book | xix, 144pp | Availability last checked: 30/8/2017
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This thesis makes two important contributions to plasma physics. The first is the extension of the seminal theoretical works of Spitzer and Braginskii, which describe the basics of particle interactions in plasma, to relativistic systems. Relativistic plasmas have long been studied in high-energy astrophysics...

Classical and quantum aspects of gravity in relation to the emergent paradigm.

Chakraborty, Sumanta.
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(2017)  | 9783319637327 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxi, 263pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This thesis explores the connection between gravity and thermodynamics and provides a unification scheme that opens up new directions of exploration. Further elaborating on the Hawking effect and the possibility of singularity avoidance, the author not only discusses the information loss paradox at...

Higgs properties at the lhc : implications on the standard model and on cosmology.

Yue, Jason Tsz Shing.
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(2017)  | 9783319634012 | Springer | hbk. | book | xviii, 130pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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This thesis studies the properties of the Higgs particle, discovered at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2012, in order to elucidate its role in electroweak symmetry breaking and cosmological phase transition in the early universe. It shows that a generic spin-2 Higgs impostor is excluded by the precision...

Emission of radio waves in particle showers : validation of microscopic simulations with the slac t-510 experiment and their potential in the future square kilometre array.

Zilles, Anne.
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(2017)  | 9783319634104 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 130pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This thesis offers the first laboratory validation of microscopic simulations of radio emission from particle showers, including a detailed description of the simulation study. It presents a potential future avenue for resolving the mass composition of cosmic rays via radio detection of air showers. ...

Topological insulators : dirac equation in condensed matter.

Shen, Shun-Qing.
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(2017)  | 9789811046056 | Springer | hbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | xiii, 266pp | Availability last checked: 30/8/2017
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This new edition presents a unified description of these insulators from one to three dimensions based on the modified Dirac equation. It derives a series of solutions of the bound states near the boundary, and describes the current status of these solutions. Readers are introduced to topological invariants...

Fusion neutronics.

Wu, Yican.
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(2017)  | 9789811054686 | Springer | hbk. | book | xx, 393pp | Availability last checked: 30/8/2017
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This book provides a systematic and comprehensive introduction to fusion neutronics, covering all key topics from the fundamental theories and methodologies, as well as a wide range of fusion system designs and experiments. It is the first-ever book focusing on the subject of fusion neutronics research.Compared...

Introduction to multiphase flow : basic concepts, applications and modelling.

Hewitt, G. F. Yadigaroglu, George.
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(2017)  | 9783319587172 | Springer | hbk. | book | ix, 214pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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This book is the maiden volume in a new series devoted to lectures delivered through the annual seminars ‚ÄúShort Courses on Multiphase Flow,‚ÄĚ held primarily at ETH Zurich continuously since 1984. The Zurich short courses, presented by prominent specialists in the various topics covered, have attracted...

Diffusion in Gases, Liquids and Electrolytes: Nonelectrolyte Liquids and Liquid Mixtures - Part 2: Liquid Mixtures

Winkelmann, Jochen. , Lechner, M. D.
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(2017)  | 9783662540886 | Springer | hbk. | 1,  | book | 1191pp | Availability last checked: 20/10/2017
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This volume contains data on diffusion in liquid mixtures. Diffusion processes are widespread phenomena in nature, of which mass diffusion is the most important one, in particular in liquids. The corresponding diffusion coefficients strongly depend on concentration, temperature, pressure and density. Contrary...

Variational formulation of fluid and geophysical fluid dynamics : mechanics, symmetries and conservation laws.

Badin, Gualtiero. Crisciani, Fulvio.
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(2017)  | 9783319596945 | Springer | hbk. | book | xviii, 218pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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This book describes the derivation of the equations of motion of fluids as well as the dynamics of ocean and atmospheric currents on both large and small scales through the use of variational methods. In this way the equations of Fluid and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics are re-derived making use of a unifying...

Evaluating measurement accuracy : a practical approach.

Rabinovich, Semyon.
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(2017)  | 9783319601243 | Springer | hbk. | 3 ed.,  | book | xvi, 324pp | Availability last checked: 13/9/2017
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This book presents a systematic and comprehensive exposition of the theory of measurement accuracy and provides solutions that fill significant and long-standing gaps in the classical theory. It eliminates the shortcomings of the classical theory by including methods for estimating accuracy of single...

Understanding viscoelasticity : an introduction to rheology.

Mai-Duy, Nam. Phan-Thien, Nhan.
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(2017)  | 9783319619996 | Springer | hbk. | 3 ed.,  | book | xviii, 304pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This book presents an introduction to viscoelasticity, in particular, to the theories of dilute polymer solutions and dilute suspensions of rigid particles in viscous and incompressible fluids. These theories are important, not just because they apply to practical problems of industrial interest, but...

There is no theory of everything : a physics perspective on emergence.

English, Lars Q.
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(2017)  | 9783319591490 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 224pp | Availability last checked: 23/8/2017
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The main purpose of this book is to introduce a broader audience to emergence by illustrating how discoveries in the physical sciences have informed the ways we think about it. In a nutshell, emergence asserts that non-reductive behavior arises at higher levels of organization and complexity. As physicist...

Perspectives in lie theory.

Callegaro, Filippo. Carnovale, Giovanna. Caselli, Fabrizio. De, Concini Corrado. De, Sole Alberto.
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(2017)  | 9783319589701 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 465pp | Availability last checked: 23/8/2017
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Lie theory is a mathematical framework for encoding the concept of symmetries of a problem, and was the central theme of an INdAM intensive research period at the Centro de Giorgi in Pisa, Italy, in the academic year 2014-2015. This book gathers the key outcomes of this period, addressing topics such...

Polarization, alignment, and orientation in atomic collisions.

Andersen, Nils. Bartschat, Klaus.
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(2017)  | 9783319552149 | Springer | hbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | xxiii, 404pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This book covers polarization, alignment, and orientation effects in atomic collisions induced by electron, heavy particle, or photon impact. The first part of the book presents introductory chapters on light and particle polarization, experimental and computational methods, and the density matrix and...

Air and water : trade winds, hurricanes, gulf stream, tsunamis and other striking phenomena.

Moreau, René.
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(2017)  | 9783319652139 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 265pp | Availability last checked: 23/8/2017
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Air and water are so familiar that we all think we know them. Yet how difficult¬†it remains to predict their behavior, with so many questions butting against¬†the limits of our knowledge. How are cyclones, tornadoes, thunderstorms,¬†tsunamis or floods generated ‚ÄĒ sometimes causing devastation and death?¬†What...

Tensor network states and effective particles for low-dimensional quantum spin systems.

Vanderstraeten, Laurens.
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(2017)  | 9783319641904 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 219pp | Availability last checked: 23/8/2017
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This thesis develops new techniques for simulating the low-energy behaviour of quantum spin systems in one and two dimensions. Combining these developments, it subsequently uses the formalism of tensor network states to derive an effective particle description for one- and two-dimensional spin systems...

Exploring quantum foundations with single photons.

Ringbauer, Martin.
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(2017)  | 9783319649870 | Springer | hbk. | book | xviii, 208pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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This thesis uses high-precision single-photon experiments to shed new light on the role of reality, causality, and uncertainty in quantum mechanics. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the current understanding of quantum foundations and details three influential experiments that significantly...

Transport and nmr studies of charge glass in organic conductors with quasi-triangular lattices.

Sato, Takuro.
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(2017)  | 9789811058783 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 77pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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This thesis experimentally demonstrates the much discussed electronic charge-glass states in solids. It focuses on quasi-two-dimensional organic conductors of the ?-(BEDT-TTF)2X family, which form anisotropic triangular lattices, and examines their electronic properties using various measurements: resistivity,...

Active multiplexing of spectrally engineered heralded single photons in an integrated fibre architecture.

Francis-Jones, Robert J. A.
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(2017)  | 9783319641874 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxiii, 147pp | Availability last checked: 23/8/2017
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This clearly written thesis discusses the development of a highly innovative single-photon source that uses active optical switching, known as multiplexing, to increase the probability of delivering photons into a single mode. Improving single-photon sources is critical in advancing the state of the...

Nonlinear photonics in mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers.

Jumpertz, Louise.
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(2017)  | 9783319658780 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxiii, 134pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This thesis presents the first comprehensive analysis of quantum cascade laser nonlinear dynamics and includes the first observation of a temporal chaotic behavior in quantum cascade lasers. It also provides the first analysis of optical instabilities in the mid-infrared range. Mid-infrared quantum...

Numerical methods for time-resolved quantum nanoelectronics.

Weston, Joseph.
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(2017)  | 9783319636900 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 138pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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This thesis develops novel numerical techniques for simulating quantum transport in the time domain and applies them to pertinent physical systems such as flying qubits in electronic interferometers and superconductor/semiconductor junctions hosting Majorana bound states (the key ingredient for topological...

Turbulent Transport In Magnetized Plasmas (Second Edition)

Horton, Jr C. Wendell. Wendell., Horton.
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(2017)  | 9789813225886 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 23/10/2017
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