An introduction to superfluidity and superconductivity

K H Bennemann, John B Ketterson

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This chapter covers some of the basics of superfluidity. It discusses Bose–Einstein condensation in an ideal gas; the Bogoliubov transformation; superfluid helium II; microscopic interpretation of the Bose order parameter; phenomenological theories of superconductivity; the Bardeen–Cooper–Schrieffer (BCS) theory of superconductivity; the first unusual superfluid, 3He; and recent developments in superfluidity.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNovel Superfluids
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1
EditorsK H Bennemann, John B Ketterson
Number of pages73
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Series of Monographs on Physics


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