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Title: Interacting many-particle systems on general compact quantum graphs
Author: Kerner, Joachim Friedrich
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: University of London
Date of Award: 2013
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In this thesis, we discuss many-particle systems on general compact quantum graphs. The results cover systems of distinguishable particles as well as systems of bosons or fermions. The main focus lies on the introduction of many-particle interactions in order to establish a useful model regarding many-particle quantum chaos 811d onc-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC). Using suitable quadratic forms, we will characterise self-adjoint realisations of the two- and many-particle Laplacian which incorporate two different types of interactions, i.e. singular interactions localised at the vertices of the graph and contact interactions which are also present along the edges. In that context, we will establish regularity results in order to characteristic the domains of the self-adjoint realisations explicitly. We will also discuss spectral properties of the constructed operators by establishing discreteness of their spectra and Weyl laws for the corresponding eigenvalue counts. Finally, based on the introduced models of interacting particles, we discuss BoseEinstein condensation on general quantum graphs. We will distinguish between systems of bosons for which BEC occurs and such for which no BEC is present at any finite temperature. As a final result, we prove that no Bose-Einstein condensation occurs (in the sense of phase transitions) in a system of bosons interacting via repulsive hard-core interactions.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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