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Introduction to Topological Quantum Matter & Quantum Computation (Hardcover) (Tudor D. Stanescu)
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Interest in topological quantum states of matter has increased dramatically in the past few years. Many of the researchers engaged in these studies are relatively new to this area; this is the perfect book to provide the background, bringing researchers up to speed and facilitating communication between different disciplines. Key subjects covered include topological insulators, Majorana fermions in semiconductor-superconductor hybrid structures, ultracold atom systems, and potential applications of topological states to quantum computation. The book provides the reader with an accessible picture of the broader field in which these recent developments occurred, and establishes key connections between various themes and points of view. The author emphasizes the intimate links between this area and fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics.