is dedicated to clear
expositions
of the concepts underlying experimental, theoretical and computational
developments, new phenomena and probes at the advancing frontiers of
the
rapidly evolving sub-fields of condensed matter science. The term
"condensed matter science" is central, because the boundaries between
condensed
matter physics, condensed matter chemistry, material science and
biomolecular
science are disappearing.
Contemporary
Concepts of Condensed Matter ScienceThe overall goal of each volume in the Series is to provide the reader with an intuitively clear discussion of the underlying concepts and insights that are the "driving force" for the high profile major developments of the sub-field, while providing only the amount of theoretical, experimental and computational detail, data, and results that would be needed for the reader from whatever field to gain a conceptual understanding of the subject. |

1. Introduction

2. Conductivity

3. Conductance vs. Conductivity: the Point Contact

4. Kubo and Other Formulas

5. Supercurrent and Andreev Reflection

6. Bloch-Boltzmann Theory

7. Kondo Effect and Resistivity Minimum in Metals

8. Dirty Fermi Liquids and Intrinsically Diffusive States

9. Weak Localization and Quantum Corrections

10. Neutron, Photoemission, and Infrared Spectroscopies

11. Semiconductors and the Metal/Insulator Transition

12. Coulomb Blockade

13. Coulomb Gap

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