Electrodynamics of Quantum-Critical Conductors and Superconductors

  • Uwe Santiago Pracht

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
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    Pages 1-20
  3. Uwe Santiago Pracht
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  4. Uwe Santiago Pracht
    Pages 57-98
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 135-176

About this book


This thesis presents and discusses recent optical low-temperature experiments on disordered NbN, granular Al thin-films, and the heavy-fermion compound CeCoIn5, offering a unified picture of quantum-critical superconductivity. It provides a concise introduction to the respective theoretical models employed to interpret the experimental results, and guides readers through in-depth calculations supplemented with supportive figures in order to both retrace the interpretations and span the bridge between experiment and state-of-the art theory.


Electrodynamic Optical Properties of Disordered Materials Granular Superconductors Electrodynamic Optical Properties of Quantum Critical Heavy Fermions Superconductor-Insulator Quantum Phase Transition Hidden Fermi Liquids in Correlated Electron Systems Non-Fermi Liquids in Correlated Electron Systems Collective Superconducting Higgs Goldstone Modes Spectroscopy of Thin Film Superconductors or Metals Quantum Critical Superconductors

Authors and affiliations

  • Uwe Santiago Pracht
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  1. 1.1. Physikalisches Institut, Universität StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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