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Title: Superconductivity and superfluidity as universal emergent phenomena in diverse physical systems

Superconductivity and superfluidity are observed across a strikingly broad range of physical systems. This universality seems unlikely to be coincidental but a unified understanding of superconductivity and superfluidity across these highly disparate fields seems impossible in traditional microscopic terms. I give an overview of superconductivity and superfluidity found in various fermionic condensed matter, nuclear physics, and neutron star systems, and propose that all result from generic algebraic structures for the emergent effective Hamiltonian, with the role of underlying microscopic physics largely relegated to influence on parameter values.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37922 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22307997
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1619; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 4. conference on nuclei and mesoscopic physics 2014, East Lansing, MI (United States), 5-9 May 2014; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; FERMIONS; HAMILTONIANS; NEUTRON STARS; NUCLEAR MATTER; SUPERCONDUCTIVITY; SUPERFLUIDITY