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Quantum Electron Liquids and High-Tc Superconductivity


Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics Monographs book series (LNPMGR, volume 38)

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The goal of these courses is to give the non-specialist an introduction to some old and new ideas in the field of strongly correlated systems, in particular the problems posed by the high-Tc superconducting materials. The starting viewpoint to address the problem of strongly correlated fermion systems and related issues of modern condensed matter physics is the renormalization group approach applied to quantum field theory and statistical physics. The authors review the essentials of the Landau Fermi liquid theory, they discuss the 1d electron systems and the Luttinger liquid concept using different techniques: the renormalization group approach, bosonization, and the correspondence between exactly solvable lattice models and continuum field theory. Finally they present the basic phenomenology of the high-Tc compounds and different theoretical models to explain their behaviour.


High Tc-Compounds Landau-Fermi Liquids Lattice Models Luttinger Liquid Renormalization group condensed matter statistical physics superconductivity

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  1. 1.Instituto de Estructura de la MateriaCSICMadridSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Física Teórica I, Facultad de Ciencias FísicasUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain
  3. 3.Instituto de Matemáticas y Física FundamentalCSICMadridSpain
  4. 4.Departamento de MatemáticasUniversidad Carlos III de MadridLeganés (Madrid)Spain

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