Quantum Gases: Finite Temperature and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics
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Quantum Gases: Finite Temperature and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics

This book should be the first reference point for learning about various theoretical approaches to describing quantum gases. The editors and contributors have created a unique book with well-written articles, meaningful comparisons of various approximation schemes, a uniform notation and more than one thousand references. In addition, the book features introductory chapters and up-to-date review articles of experimental methods and c...

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Fire Resistance of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys and Measuring the Effects of Fire Exposure on the Properties of Aluminum Alloys

This book contains valuable information about the fire resistance of aluminum and aluminum alloys including what occurs when aluminum is in a fire and how the effects of fire damage are evaluated. All aspects of aluminum's fire resistance are described, and reliable methods to estimate the extent of damage resulting from exposure to fire are presented, most notably the relationship between hardness and electrical conductivity with st...

Quantum Gravity: Proceedings of the Sixth Moscow Quantum Gravity Seminar
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Quantum Gravity: Proceedings of the Sixth Moscow Quantum Gravity Seminar

The Sixth Moscow Quantum Gravity Seminar was a continuation of the series of seminars which has played an important role in the consolidation of the international quantum gravity community and which has greatly affected the development of the field. As well as papers presented at the conference, this proceedings volume includes the papers of invited speakers who were unable to attend the seminar itself.

Topological Insulators: The Physics of Spin Helicity in Quantum Transport
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Topological Insulators: The Physics of Spin Helicity in Quantum Transport

This book is the result of dynamic developments that have occurred in condensed matter physics after the recent discovery of a new class of electronic materials: topological insulators. A topological insulator is a material that behaves as a band insulator in its interior, while acting as a metallic conductor at its surface. The surface current carriers in these systems have Dirac-like nature and are protected by an intrinsic topolog...

Efficient Organic Light Emitting-Diodes
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Efficient Organic Light Emitting-Diodes

"OLEDs are a rapidly developing new technology having applications in both display and lighting. Although broad commercial application has been reached for small OLED displays, there are many more challenges in chemistry, physics, and engineering to be addressed to exploit the full potential of this technology. Yi-Lu Chang’s book fills a gap by providing a concise review of the state of the art of this fast-progressing field. The aut...

The New Quantum Universe (2nd edition)
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The New Quantum Universe (2nd edition)

The New Quantum Universe describes quantum mechanics and how it underpins everything we see about us--from atoms to stars, from nuclei to lasers. Quantum paradoxes and the eventful life of Schroedinger's Cat are explained, along with the Many Universe explanation of quantum measurement. The book looks ahead to the nanotechnology revolution, describing quantum cryptography, quantum computing and quantum teleportation. Including an acc...

Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray
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Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray

A contrarian argues that modern physicists' obsession with beauty has given us wonderful math but bad science Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular theories from disposable ones. This is why, Sabine Hossenfelder argues, we have not seen a major breakthrough in the foundations of physics for more tha...