Collective Properties of Physical Systems

Collective Properties of Physical Systems

Medicine and Natural Sciences

1st Edition - January 1, 1973

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  • Editor: Bengt Lundqvist
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158299

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Medicine and Natural Sciences: Collective Properties of Physical Systems is a collection of papers presented at the 24th Nobel Symposium on Collective Properties of Physical Systems, held in Aspenäsgärden, Lerum, Sweden on June 12-16, 1973. This book is organized into eight parts encompassing 35 chapters, and begins with overview of the fundamentals of renormalization group approach, phase transitions, and critical phenomena. These topics are followed by discussions on the solutions of the Kondo problem, the specific features of superfluid 3He, and the models to investigate the effects of limited dimensionality in solid systems. The subsequent parts cover the various aspects and principles of surface physics and high-energy excitations in solids. These parts also examine selective theories that provide significant insights in understanding the superstructure, ordering, and crystallography of physical systems. The last parts describe the electronic correlation functions and other properties of liquid crystals and liquids. Physicists, scientists, and research workers in the fields of medicine and natural sciences will find this book of great value.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    List of articles


    Nobel Symposium Committee

    Organizing Committee

    List of Participants

    Author Index

    List of Articles

    The renormalization group approach, phase transitions and critical phenomena

    Breakdown of Landau theory, fluctuations and renormalization

    General scaling theory for critical points

    Generalized renormalization transformations

    Developments in the theory of critical phenomena

    From self-avoiding walks to real polymer chains

    Aspects of time-dependent critical phenomena

    The Kondo problem

    Solution of the spin-1/2 Kondo Hamiltonian

    Review of the application of the renormalization group method to logarithmic problems

    Superfluid 3He

    The low temperature phases of liquid 3He

    Experimental evidence for superfluidity in the newly found phases of 3He

    The order parameter in liquid 3H e

    Aligned orbital angular momentum in the low temperature phase of 3He

    NMR in anisotropic superfluid (3He)

    Remarks on anisotropic superfluids

    Spin fluctuations and anisotropic superfluidity in 3He

    Effects of limited dimensionality in solids

    One-dimensional chains in the A-15 structure and the properties of superconductors of this group

    (TTF)(TCNQ): A one-dimensional organic metal

    Frölich's model of one-dimensional superconductivity

    Peierls superconductors and all that

    Remarks on the theory of the superfluid phase transition in 2-dimensional He films

    Layered superconductors

    Surface physics

    Theory of surfaces of simple metals

    Renormalized surface atoms

    Dynamical image charge theory

    Collective cohesion of macroscopic surfaces

    Order-disorder transitions in two-dimensional overlayers

    Structure and ordering of sodium on nickel(100)

    Remarks on superstructures and reconstruction

    Reaction kinetics at solid surfaces

    High-energy excitations in solids

    Theory of plasmon effects in high-energy spectroscopy

    Theory of high-energy excitations in solids liquid crystals and liquids

    Recent results in the physics of liquid crystals

    Electronic correlation functions in liquid metals and alloys


    The physical basis of cooperativity in the binding of oxygen

    A possible organization of animal memory and learning

    Conference summary

    List of Nobel Symposia 1-25

Product details

  • No. of pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1973
  • Published: January 1, 1973
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158299

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Bengt Lundqvist

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