Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: "Supercurrents in nanotubes, and boundary integrable models"
17 May 2002 00:00 in CM221
"In recent years, there has been an explosive amount of interest in low-dimensional systems, fuelled by remarkable experimental and theoretical progress. Some objects like carbon nanotubes are now understood to represent very clean realizations of strongly interacting, effectively one-dimensional field theories. In this talk, we will address questions of transport through carbon nanotubes using the technology of integrability. We will focus on the particular case of Josephson junctions, and show how the use of recent ideas on boundary integrability can be exploited to calculate the Josephson current through such a device."