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Solid State Books for second quantization and condensed matter

  1. Nov 1, 2016 #1

    I'll be doing a master's degree in nanophysics and working on electron transport in arrays of qubits.
    I don't know anything (or barely) about the second quantization and would like a book which covers it, and on condensed matter overall.

    So far I've been told about Bruus&Flensberg's "Many-body quantum theory in condensed matter physics", Mahan's "Many particle physics" and Chaikin&Lubensky's "Principles of condensed matter physics".

    I'm open to hear any new suggestions or comments on this ones.
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  3. Nov 2, 2016 #2

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    Mahan, not for the beginner

    Chaikin and Lubensky: focuses on soft matter and the more modern aspects (topological solids etc...)

    Don't know Bruus and Flensberg, so cannot make a judgement. There are others out there, look at amazon and take a look at the TOC.....
  4. Nov 3, 2016 #3


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    A. Altland, B. Simons, Condensed Matter Field Theory, Cambridge University Press 2010 (2nd edition)
    J. Rammer, Quantum Field Theory of Nonequilibrium Systems, Cambridge University Press 2007
    D. A. Ryndyk, Quantum Transport at Nanoscale, Springer 2016
    A. Kamenev, Field Theory of Nonequilibrium Systems, Cambridge University Press 2011
  5. Nov 5, 2016 #4
    Thanks, you both. I'll keep the suggestions in mind.
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