Quantum phase transitions describe the violent rearrangement of electrons or atoms as they evolve from well defined excitations in one phase to a completely different set of excitations in another. The chapters in this book give insights into how a coherent metallic or superconducting state can be driven into an incoherent insulating state by increasing disorder, magnetic field, carrier concentration and inter-electron interactions. The problem necessarily involves many interacting particles and therein lies the challenge to develop a multi-faceted theory. Experiments probing microscopic structure, transport, charge and spin dynamics provide important clues. What sets this book apart is a strong dialog between experiment and theory that has the potential to solve some major issues in many-body physics. The ideas and methods developed here are bound to have repercussions in all spheres of physics.
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About the Author
Vladimir Dobrosavljevic is a Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics and Director of Condensed Matter Theory in the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University.
Nandini Trivedi is a Professor in the Department of Physics, Ohio State University.
James M Valles, Jr. is a Professor in the Department of Physics, Brown University.
Table of Contents
Part I: Metal-Insulator Transitions
1. Introduction to Metal-Insulator Transitions, V. Dobrosavljevic
2. Anderson Localisation, Keith Slevin and Tomi Ohtsuki
3. Visualizing Critical Correlations near the Metal-Insulator Transition in Ga1-xMnxAs, Ali Yazdani
4. Local approaches to strongly correlated disordered systems, E. Miranda and V. Dobrosavljevic
5. Penultimate fate of a dirty-Fermi-liquid, Alexander Punnoose and Alexander M. Finkel'stein
6. Glassy dynamics of electrons near the metal-insulator transition, Dragana Popovic
7. Phase Competition and Inhomogeneous States as a New Paradigm for Complex Materials, Elbio Dagotto, Shuai Dong, Rong Yu, Cengiz Sen, Gonzalo Alvarez, Adrianna Moreo
8. Numerical Studies of Metal-Insulator Transitions in Disordered Hubbard Models, S. Chiesa, R.T. Scalettar, P. Chakraborty, P.J.H. Denteneer, T. Paiva and S. Story
Part II: Superconductor-Insulator Transitions
9. Superconductor-Insulator Transitions: Present Status and Open Questions, Nandini Trivedi
10. Scaling Analysis of Direct Superconductor-Insulator Transitions in Disordered Ultrathin Films of Metals, A. M. Goldman
11. Spin Effects Near the Superconductor-Insulator Transition, Phil Adams
12. Magnetic field-induced novel insulating phase in 2D superconductors, G. Sambandamurthy and N. Peter Armitage
13. SIT's in ultrathin a-Pb films: comparisons of disorder, magnetic field and magnetic impurity tuned, Peng Xiong
14. Evidence of Cooper Pairs on the Insulating Side of the SIT, M.D. Stewart, Jr. and James M. Valles, Jr.
15. Spectroscopic Imaging STM Studies of Electronic Structure in both the Superconducting and Pseudogap Phases of Underdoped Cuprates, K Fujita, A R Schmidt, E-A Kim, M J Lawler, H Eisaki, S Uchida, D-H Lee and J C Davis
16. Suppression of Tunneling of Superconducting Vortices Caused by a Remote Gate: Anderson's orthogonality catastrophe and localization, Karen Michaeli and Alexander M. Finkel'stein
17. Theoretical Studies of Superconductor-Insulator Transitions, Yen Lee Loh and Nandini Trivedi