Quantum Phase Transitions in Cold Atoms and Low Temperature Solids

  • Kaden Richard Alan Hazzard

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 195-233

About this book


The primary focus of this thesis is to theoretically describe nanokelvin experiments in cold atomic gases, which offer the potential to revolutionize our understanding of strongly correlated many-body systems.  The thesis attacks major challenges of the field:  it proposes and analyzes experimental protocols to create new and interesting states of matter and introduces theoretical techniques to describe probes of these states.  The phenomena considered include the fractional quantum Hall effect, spectroscopy of strongly correlated states, and quantum criticality, among others. 

The thesis also clarifies experiments on disordered quantum solids, which display a variety of exotic phenomena and are candidates to exhibit so-called "supersolidity."  It collects experimental results and constrains their interpretation through theoretical considerations.

This Doctoral Thesis has been accepted by Cornell University, Ithaca, USA.


Molecular hydrogen solids Quantum criticality Radio-frequency spectroscopy exotic states of matter in cold atoms gauge fields and lattices many-body physics in cold atoms ultracold atomic gases

Authors and affiliations

  • Kaden Richard Alan Hazzard
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  1. 1.JILA University of ColoradoBoulderUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-8178-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8179-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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