Introduction to Superfluidity

Field-theoretical Approach and Applications

  • Andreas Schmitt

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 888)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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About this book


Superfluidity – and closely related to it, superconductivity – are very general phenomena that can occur on vastly different energy scales. Their underlying theoretical mechanism of spontaneous symmetry breaking is even more general and applies to a multitude of physical systems.

 In these lecture notes, a pedagogical introduction to the field-theory approach to superfluidity is presented. The connection to more traditional approaches, often formulated in a different language, is carefully explained in order to provide a consistent picture that is useful for students and researchers in all fields of physics.

After introducing the basic concepts, such as the two-fluid model and the Goldstone mode, selected topics of current research are addressed, such as the BCS-BEC crossover and Cooper pairing with mismatched Fermi momenta.


BCS-BEC Crossover Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking and Goldstone Theorem Superfluid Thermodynamics Superfluidity Textbook Superfluidity and Superconductivity Two-fluid Model of Superfluidity

Authors and affiliations

  • Andreas Schmitt
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikTechnische Universität WienWienAustria

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