Springer Theses

Topological Quantum Matter

A Field Theoretical Perspective

Authors: Kvorning, Thomas

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  • ​Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Focusses on topological superconductors and topological insulators
  • Presents formulations of topological order in modern mathematical language
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This book offers a theoretical description of topological matter in terms of effective field theories, and in particular topological field theories, focusing on two main topics: topological superconductors and topological insulators.

Even though there is vast literature on these subjects, the book fills an important gap by providing a concise introduction to both topological order and symmetry-protected phases using a modern mathematical language, and developing the theoretical concepts by highlighting the physics and the physical properties of the systems. Further, it discusses in detail the topological interactions for topologically ordered matter, and the response to smooth external fields for symmetry protected matter.

The book also covers more specialized topics that cannot be found elsewhere. Specifically, the response of superconductors to geometry, including the newly discovered geo-Meissner effect; and a correction to the usual Meissner effect, only present in the topologically interesting chiral superconductors.

 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Topological Quantum Matter
Book Subtitle
A Field Theoretical Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96764-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96764-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96763-9
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 81
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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