Springer Theses

Charge Quantization and Kondo Quantum Criticality in Few-Channel Mesoscopic Circuits

Authors: Iftikhar, Zubair

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  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the Paris-Sud University, France
    Presents results that redefine the state of the art in mesoscopic circuits
    Confirms important predictions relating to Kondo fixed points
    Includes direct visualization of quantum criticality and the associated quantum phase transition

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This thesis explores several fundamental topics in mesoscopic circuitries that incorporate few electronic conduction channels. It reports a series of long-awaited experiments that establish a new state of the art.

The first experiments address the quantized character of charge in circuits. We demonstrate the charge quantization criterion, observe the predicted charge quantization scaling and a crossover toward a universal behavior as temperature is increased.

The second set of experiments addresses the unconventional quantum critical physics that arises in the multichannel Kondo model. We observe the predicted universal Kondo fixed points and validate the numerical renormalization group scaling curves. Away from the quantum critical point, we obtain a direct visualization of the development of a second-order quantum phase transition.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94685-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94684-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Charge Quantization and Kondo Quantum Criticality in Few-Channel Mesoscopic Circuits
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94685-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94685-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94684-9
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 137
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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