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  • Naibert, Tyler R (2017-07-03)
    Vortices and vortex lattices play a major role in determining the transport properties of type-II superconductors[1–3], and enable a platform to investigate exotic superconducting physics[4,5]. The study of vortex matter ...

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  • Wen, Xueda (2017-07-06)
    Quantum entanglement plays an important role in characterizing the property of many-body systems and quantum field theories. In this thesis, we study the quantum entanglement in (1+1)-dimensional critical systems and ...

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  • Hsieh, Chang-Tse (2017-07-11)
    We present the correspondence between symmetry-protected topological (SPT) phases and their anomalous boundary states, based on examples in various spacetime dimensions. Through the study of the effect of interactions on ...

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  • You, Yizhi (2017-05-19)
    In this thesis, I will first derive and study the effective field theories of isotropic-nematic quantum phase transitions of Quantum states. The low-energy theory of the nematic field has z=2 dynamics due to a Berry phase ...

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  • Decker, Karl Steven (2017-06-02)
    A detailed characterization of the physics of novel nanopore systems has the potential to revolutionize water filtration, nanofluidics, and biomolecule detection technologies. I give my characterizations of five nanopore ...

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