Defects and Geometry in Condensed Matter Physics

5 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780521004008: Defects and Geometry in Condensed Matter Physics
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Defects and geometrical patterns embedded in orderly arrays of atoms and molecules explain important everyday phenomena such as why soap is slippery, why steel is strong, and how a liquid crystal display device works. An understanding of how to pin vortex defects in superconductors is essential for applications such as magnetic levitation and improved magnetic resonance imaging devised for medical diagnosis. This book discusses the crucial role played by defects and geometry in disrupting order in solids, superconductors, superfluids, liquid crystals and polymers.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

David Nelson is Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. in 1975 from Cornell University. His research focuses on collective effects in the physics of condensed matter, particularly on the interplay between fluctuations, geometry and statistical mechanics. In collaboration with his Harvard colleague, Bertrand I. Halperin, he is responsible for a theory of dislocation- and disclination-mediated melting in two dimensions. The prediction of Halperin and Nelson of a fourth exaticphase of matter, interposed between the usual solid and liquid phases, has now been confirmed in many experiments on thin films and bulk materials. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the American Physical Society, David Nelson has been an A. P. Sloan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow and a Junior and Senior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows. He is the recipient of a five-year MacArthur Prize Fellowship, the National Academy of Sciences Prize for Initiatives in Research, and the Harvard Ledlie Prize.

Review:

"The book provides an admirable overview of Nelson's achievements and of their relation to other works." Physics Today

"This book exposes the common grounds of several apparently disconnected problems of actual relevance in condensed matter theory. This is an ambitious goal that the book accomplishes quite successfully.... The book by Dr. Nelson will be welcomed by the scientific community, and it is certainly a necessary item in the library of any condensed matter physicist working on this and related areas." Journal of Statistical Physics

"...his excellent surveys in the proceedings of summer schools, workshops, and conferences from 1983 to 1996. Defects and Geometry in Condensed Matter Physics is primarily a compilation (of Nelson's surveys)....It is valuable to have all these contributions collected in one volume." Physics Today

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 94.99
US$ 83.96

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780521801591: Defects and Geometry in Condensed Matter Physics

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0521801591 ISBN 13:  9780521801591
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2002
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

David R. Nelson
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0521004004 ISBN 13: 9780521004008
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Thermally excited defects such as vortices, disclinations, dislocations, vacancies and interstitials play a key role in the physics of crystals, superfluids, superconductors, liquid crystals and polymer arrays. Geometrical aspects of statistical mechanics become particularly important when thermal fluctuations entangle or crumple extended line-like or surface-like objects in three dimensions. In the case of entangled vortices above the first-order flux lattice melting transition in high temperature superconductors, the lines themselves are defects. A variety of low temperature theories combined with renormalization group ideas are used to describe the delicate interplay between defects, statistical mechanics and geometry characteristic of these problems in condensed matter physics. In this 2002 book, David Nelson provides a coherent and pedagogic graduate level introduction to the field of defects and geometry. Seller Inventory # AAV9780521004008

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 83.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Nelson, David R.
Published by Cambridge University Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0521004004 ISBN 13: 9780521004008
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2002. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780521004008

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 79.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

David R. Nelson
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0521004004 ISBN 13: 9780521004008
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Thermally excited defects such as vortices, disclinations, dislocations, vacancies and interstitials play a key role in the physics of crystals, superfluids, superconductors, liquid crystals and polymer arrays. Geometrical aspects of statistical mechanics become particularly important when thermal fluctuations entangle or crumple extended line-like or surface-like objects in three dimensions. In the case of entangled vortices above the first-order flux lattice melting transition in high temperature superconductors, the lines themselves are defects. A variety of low temperature theories combined with renormalization group ideas are used to describe the delicate interplay between defects, statistical mechanics and geometry characteristic of these problems in condensed matter physics. In this 2002 book, David Nelson provides a coherent and pedagogic graduate level introduction to the field of defects and geometry. Seller Inventory # AAV9780521004008

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 85.65
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Nelson, David R.
Published by Cambridge University Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0521004004 ISBN 13: 9780521004008
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2002. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780521004008

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 77.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.85
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

David R. Nelson
Published by Cambridge Univ Pr (2002)
ISBN 10: 0521004004 ISBN 13: 9780521004008
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge Univ Pr, 2002. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 400 pages. 9.75x7.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0521004004

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 81.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.88
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

DAVID R. NELSON
ISBN 10: 0521004004 ISBN 13: 9780521004008
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2002. Paperback. Condition: NEW. 9780521004008 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0439765

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 84.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.51
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Nelson David R.
Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521004004 ISBN 13: 9780521004008
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press. Condition: New. pp. 392 , 140 Figures. Seller Inventory # 7783016

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 95.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.24
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

David R. Nelson
Published by Cambridge University Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0521004004 ISBN 13: 9780521004008
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0521004004

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 105.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

David R. Nelson
Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521004004 ISBN 13: 9780521004008
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press. Paperback. Condition: New. 392 pages. Dimensions: 9.5in. x 6.6in. x 0.7in.Defects and geometrical patterns embedded in orderly arrays of atoms and molecules explain important everyday phenomena such as why soap is slippery, why steel is strong, and how a liquid crystal display device works. An understanding of how to pin vortex defects in superconductors is essential for applications such as magnetic levitation and improved magnetic resonance imaging devised for medical diagnosis. This book discusses the crucial role played by defects and geometry in disrupting order in solids, superconductors, superfluids, liquid crystals and polymers. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780521004008

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 124.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

David R. Nelson
Published by Cambridge University Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0521004004 ISBN 13: 9780521004008
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0521004004

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 122.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book