Introduction to superfluidity: Field-theoretical approach and applications
by Andreas Schmitt
Publisher: Springer 2014
Number of pages: 150
In this pedagogical introduction, I discuss theoretical aspects of superfluidity and superconductivity, mostly using a field-theoretical formalism. While the emphasis is on general concepts and mechanisms behind superfluidity, I also discuss various applications in low-energy and high-energy physics.
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