Summary: Two topics in the forefront of superconductor research--superconductor-insulator transition in thin films and vortex tunneling in granular, bulk, and high temperature superconductors--have never before been given a unified and deductive treatment. This monograph and text provides a much-needed, comprehensive introduction to the theory of quantum fluctuations in inhomogenous superconducting materials. It be will be of great use to students and researchers in disciplin ...show morees such as superconductivity, many-body systems, phase transitions, submicron physics, and surface science. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 94
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