By J.M. Arias, M. Lozano

ISBN-10: 3642076246

ISBN-13: 9783642076244

The sector of nuclear physics is getting into the twenty first century whereas experiencing a powerful revival. at the one hand it's altering qualitatively via new experimental advancements that permit us to direct radioactive and different unique probes to focus on nuclei and touch off super full of life nuclear collisions. additionally, the outstanding sophistication of recent detector platforms leads us to count on a few new discoveries within the close to destiny. nevertheless many new purposes have seemed in fields as assorted as medication, undefined, paintings, archaeology and the environmental sciences. This booklet is an educational creation to the sector of recent nuclear physics. it might bridge the distance among usual textbook fabric and learn literature in case you intend to paintings in any of the disciplines the place nuclear technology and expertise goes to play a huge function sooner or later.

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The Bose–Einstein condensation now occurs not at μ = 0 but at μ ˜ = 0, which corresponds to μ = μc (T ) = λ 2 k2 dk 2mkB T e −1 (2π )d −1 . 35) For d > 2 the integral over the wavevectors is finite. Rescaling the wavevectors with temperature, we see that at low temperatures the transition line behaves d like μc (T ) ∝ T 2 . Taking the chemical potential μ to be the tuning parameter, at T = 0 the condensation occurs at μc (0) = 0. We will refer to such transitions at T = 0 as quantum phase transitions.

An important physical example is provided by the type-I superconductors, described in the next chapter. With these possible pitfalls in mind, we will proceed by assuming that λ exists and is finite. Furthermore, for b 1 and for small μ < 0 we will assume μ(b) ≈ μb y . Choosing then the parameter b so that μb y = μ0 with μ0 constant, we may write the susceptibility for large b as ∗ μ0 χ (k) = μ x/y μ0 F k μ 1/y , μ0 , λ∗ . 8) 46 Renormalization group After the Fourier transform is taken this implies χ (r ) in the scaling form introduced in Chapter 1.

For example, the ratio of the specific heats above and below Tc , CV (t → 0+) = CV (t → 0−) 2 + (0) − (0) , R. B. Griffiths, Physical Review Letters 14, 623 (1965). 4 Scaling of free energy 17 is dimensionless, and also universal. This is an example of a universal amplitude ratio. An analogous universal ratio may also be constructed for the susceptibility, for example. The universality of all these quantities is the consequence of the assumed scaling form of the free energy. The concept of scaling therefore rationalizes the appearance of power-laws near the critical point, and yields the experimentally correct relations between the critical exponents.