By A. O. Caldeira

Reviewing macroscopic quantum phenomena and quantum dissipation, from the phenomenology of magnetism and superconductivity to the presentation of other versions for quantum dissipation, this publication develops the fundamental fabric essential to comprehend the quantum dynamics of macroscopic variables. Macroscopic quantum phenomena are offered via a number of examples in magnetism and superconductivity, constructed from normal phenomenological methods to every region. Dissipation obviously performs a big function in those phenomena, and for this reason semi-empirical versions for quantum dissipation are brought and utilized to the research of some very important quantum mechanical results. The ebook additionally discusses the relevance of macroscopic quantum phenomena to the keep an eye on of meso- or nanoscopic units, rather people with strength functions in quantum computation or quantum details. it truly is excellent for graduate scholars and researchers.

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1968), we assume that the symmetry of the local orbital is such that it creates, for βa > 0, only one preferred axis of orientation ˆ the easy axis. In what follows we shall assume, for the magnetization which is n, without loss of generality, that nˆ = zˆ , unless otherwise stated. This term tells us that once the magnetization is created, it will tend to point along zˆ either in the positive or negative direction. These two configurations are completely degenerate. When βa < 0 the magnetization will tend to align perpedicular to this axis, lying in the so-called easy plane.

60), the wall has its damped motion due to other mechanisms (for example, scattering of spin waves) that we shall address in future chapters of this book. For the time being, we shall keep on neglecting dissipative terms in our forthcoming analysis of the problem. Now let us analyze the pinning potential in two special circumstances. The first is the so-called strong pinning case, where the impurities are either strong, pointlike but sparsely spaced, or of extended nature. In particular, assume that it creates a potential V˜ pin (u(y, t)) characterized by a well of dimensionless energy depth V˜0 and centered along a line at x = 0 as shown in Fig.

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