Advances In The Casimir Effect

Author: Michael Bordag
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191579882
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The subject of this book is the Casimir effect, a manifestation of zero-point oscillations of the quantum vacuum resulting in forces acting between closely spaced bodies. For the benefit of the reader, the book assembles field-theoretical foundations of this phenomenon, applications of the general theory to real materials, and a comprehensive description of all recently performed measurements of the Casimir force with a comparison between experiment and theory. There is an urgent need for a book of this type, given the increase of interest in forces originating from the quantum vacuum. Numerous new results have been obtained in the last few years which are not reflected in previous books on the subject, but which are very promising for fundamental science and nanotechnology. The book is a unique source of information presenting a critical assessment of all the main results and approaches from hundreds of journal papers. It also outlines new ideas which have not yet been universally accepted but which are finding increasing support from experiment.

Advances In Atomic Molecular And Optical Physics

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Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123810229
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Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics continues the tradition of the Advances series. It contains contributions from experts in the field of atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics. The articles contain some review material, but are intended to provide a comprehensive picture of recent important developments in AMO physics. Both theoretical and experimental articles are included in the volume. International experts Comprehensive articles New developments

Proceedings Of The Ninth Conference On Quantum Field Theory Under The Influence Of External Conditions Qfext09

Author: Kimball A. Milton
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814289930
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QFEXT is the leading international conference held every two years, highlighting progress in quantum vacuum energy phenomena, the Casimir effect, and related topics, both experimentally and theoretically. This proceedings volume, featuring contributions from many of the key players in the field, serves as a definitive source of information on this field, which is playing an increasingly important role in nanotechnology and in understanding fundamental issues in physics such as renormalization and in the search for new physics such as fifth forces and dark energy.

The Principles Of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198520115
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The first edition of this work appeared in 1930, and its originality won it immediate recognition as a classic of modern physical theory. The fourth edition has been bought out to meet a continued demand. Some improvements have been made, the main one being the complete rewriting of the chapter on quantum electrodymanics, to bring in electron-pair creation. This makes it suitable as an introduction to recent works on quantum field theories.

Novel Superfluids

Author: Karl Heinz Bennemann
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198719264
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Volume 2 of Novel Superfluids continues the presentation of recent results on superfluids, including novel metallic systems, superfluid liquids, and atomic/molecular gases of bosons and fermions. The phenomenon of superfluidity remains one of the most important topics in physics. Again and again, novel superfluids yield surprising and interesting behaviors. The many classes of metallic superconductors continue to offer challenges. The technicalapplications grow steadily. What the temperature and field limits are remains illusive. Atomic nuclei, neutron stars and the Universe itself all involve various aspects of superfluidity, and the lessons learned have hada broad impact on physics as a whole.

Advanced Statistical Mechanics

Author: Barry M McCoy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199556636
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McCoy presents the advances made in statistical mechanics over the last 50 years, including mathematical theorems on order and phase transitions, numerical and series computations of phase diagrams and solutions for important solvable models such as Ising and 8 vortex.

Molecular Beams

Author: Norman Ramsey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198520214
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This book represents a notable contribution to the literature of atomic and molecular structure. The introductory section of the book gives us a preliminary survey of experimental apparatus and the kinds of quantities that can be measured. Subsequent chapters give accounts of gas kinetics, chemical equilibria and atomic and nuclear magnetic moments.

Stellar Magnetism

Author: Leon Mestel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198526728
Size: 62.67 MB
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Stellar magnetism is the study of the magnetic field of the Sun and other stars and is a rapidly developing field of astrophysics. This book, an authoritative account with broad astronomical scope, has grown out of the lifelong work of an outstanding researcher in the subject.

Layered Superconductors

Author: Richard A. Klemm
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199593310
Size: 35.20 MB
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By comparison and contrast of the different chemical structures, normal state properties, and simplest superconducting properties of all known classes of layered superconductors, this book introduces the three phenomenological models used to describe such systems, and will guide young researchers hoping to produce a room-temperature superconductor.