By A. J. Leggett (auth.), Dionys Baeriswyl, Alan R. Bishop, José Carmelo (eds.)

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There isn't any doubt that we've got, over the last decade, moved right into a "golden age" of condensed subject technology. The series of discoveries of novel new states of topic and their fast assimilation into experimental and theoretical examine, in addition to units, has been extraordinary. to call yet a number of: spin glasses; incommensurate, fractal, quasicrystal buildings; artificial metals; quantum good fabrication; fractional quantum corridor impact: sturdy kingdom chaos; heavy fermions; and such a lot spectacularly high-temperature superconductivity. This swift evolution has been marked through the necessity to deal with the truth of fabrics in "extreme" stipulations - - disordered, nonlinear platforms in diminished dimensions, limited geometries and at mesoscopic scales, usually with remarkable competitions among a number of size and frequency scales, and among powerful electron-phonon and electron-electron interactions. In such new territory it isn't fantastic that very interdisciplinary techniques are being explored and conventional limitations among topics and disciplines re-defined. In idea, this is often glaring, for example, in makes an attempt: (1) to strengthen the cutting-edge for elec tronic constitution calculations in order to deal with strongly interacting many-body structures and mild competitions for collective flooring states (spin versions or many-electron Hamiltoni ans, box concept, band constitution, quantum chemistry and numerical approaches); or (2) to appreciate development formation and intricate (including chaotic) dynamics in prolonged sys tems. This calls for shut involvement with utilized arithmetic, numerical simulations and statistical mechanics techniques.

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3. The SQUID. l } where p{;} is the density of Cooper pairs and e{;} is the phase of the ... wave function. The density of matter current, J p ' is given by the expression J *-+ 11 -+ -+ = - - . {I/I 1,71/1-1/11,71/1 2m p p 1 * * . ,. 2} p which allows us to~te the supercurrent density, js' if we remember that mp = 2m {m = electron mase} and js = 2e jp {e = electronic charge}. l} we have ... 3}. The standard procedure is to make the replacement ... p ... 5} 0 + h is the quantum of flux and A is the total vector potential.

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On the other hand, direct quantization of the phase implies that, at T = 0, its zero point motion is part of the ground state properties in a fundamental way and consequently of the quantum equilibrium itself. A contrasting perspective when quantizing the system is the following. One allows for fluctuations of the dynamical variables and imposes at the end given expected values for the relevant observables which classically characterize its state. These are the values which are supposed to describe the operating conditions.

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