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Springer Theses

Excursions in Ill-Condensed Quantum Matter

From Amorphous Topological Insulators to Fractional Spins

Authors: Agarwala, Adhip

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India Quick and easy introduction to topological phases, disorder physics and the Kondo effect
  • Detailed discussion and derivation of tenfold way of free fermion symmetry classification with explicit examples
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Impurities, disorder or amorphous systems – ill-condensed matter – are mostly considered inconveniences in the study of materials, which is otherwise heavily based on idealized perfect crystals. The Kondo effect and the scaling theory of localization are among the fundamental and early discoveries which revealed the novelty hidden in impure or disordered systems. Recent advances in condensed matter physics have emphasized the role of topology, spin-orbit coupling, and certain discrete symmetries such as time reversal in many physical phenomena. These have irreversibly transformed the essential ideas and purview of condensed matter physics, both in theoretical and experimental directions. However, many of these recent developments and their implications are limited to, or by, ideas that pertain to clean systems. This thesis deals with various aspects of these new developments, but in the case of unclean systems. The author introduces new ideas such as amorphous topological insulators, fractalized metals and fractionalized spins.


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​A physics major from Hindu College, University of Delhi and a Masters in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi),  Adhip Agarwala pursued his PhD from Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India). Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher based at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore. He works in the field of theoretical quantum condensed matter with focus on topological systems, strongly correlated materials and driven systems. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Excursions in Ill-Condensed Quantum Matter
Book Subtitle
From Amorphous Topological Insulators to Fractional Spins
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21511-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21511-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-21510-1
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 163
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
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