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Superconductor-Insulator Transitions: Present Status and Open Questions

Nandini Trivedi

in Conductor-Insulator Quantum Phase Transitions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592593
eISBN:
9780191741050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592593.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

A superconductor is a remarkable emergent state of matter in which electrons pair up and develop long range phase coherence resulting in zero resistance and perfect diamagnetism. How can a ... More


Theoretical Studies of Superconductor–Insulator Transitions

Yen Loh Lee and Nandini Trivedi

in Conductor-Insulator Quantum Phase Transitions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592593
eISBN:
9780191741050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592593.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter presents a theoretical treatment of two types of superconductor-insulator transitions — the disorder-tuned transition and the parallel-magnetic-field-tuned transition. This is performed ... More


A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Critical Transitions

Lee J. Alston, Marcus André Melo, Bernardo Mueller, and Carlos Pereira

in Brazil in Transition: Beliefs, Leadership, and Institutional Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691162911
eISBN:
9781400880942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162911.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter fleshes out an inductive framework for understanding stasis and critical transitions. The framework has been developed with a lens on Brazil, but to illustrate its wider applicability, ... More


Explaining Social Change

Paul Thagard

in Mind-Society: From Brains to Social Sciences and Professions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190678722
eISBN:
9780190686420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678722.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

Social change results from mental mechanisms in individuals and from social mechanisms for the interactions of thinking individuals. The mental mechanisms operate with images, concepts, rules, ... More


Critical transitions on the non-left: Patrick Lung and Cecile Tang

Vivian P.Y. Lee

in The Other Side of Glamour: The Left-wing Studio Network in Hong Kong Cinema in the Cold War Era and Beyond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474424622
eISBN:
9781474484565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424622.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter takes a detour into the critical transition made by Patrick Lung Kong (1934–2014) and Cecile Tang Shu-shuen (b. 1941). Different in background and artistic orientation, both Lung and ... More


Conclusion

Lee J. Alston, Marcus André Melo, Bernardo Mueller, and Carlos Pereira

in Brazil in Transition: Beliefs, Leadership, and Institutional Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691162911
eISBN:
9781400880942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162911.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter offers some conjectures about the future of Brazil, especially in light of recent declarations that the Brazilian miracle has vanished once again. It attempts to reconcile Brazil's ... More


Complex Systems

Stephen K. Reed

in Cognitive Skills You Need for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197529003
eISBN:
9780197529034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197529003.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Dynamical systems are complex systems that fluctuate over time. Sudden transitions occur after reaching a tipping point that can have detrimental consequences, such as the sudden collapse of a coral ... More


A Conceptual Dynamic for Understanding Development

Lee J. Alston, Marcus André Melo, Bernardo Mueller, and Carlos Pereira

in Brazil in Transition: Beliefs, Leadership, and Institutional Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691162911
eISBN:
9781400880942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162911.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter lays out a brief conceptual dynamic to interpret the past fifty years in Brazil. Its framework rests on tying together the key concepts of windows of opportunity, beliefs, dominant ... More


Cardoso Seizes a Window of Opportunity (1993–2002)

Lee J. Alston, Marcus André Melo, Bernardo Mueller, and Carlos Pereira

in Brazil in Transition: Beliefs, Leadership, and Institutional Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691162911
eISBN:
9781400880942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162911.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines Cardoso's presidency, arguing that his leadership was not solely top-down; rather, the Cardoso team coordinated other organizations and citizens to buy into the Plano Real. It ... More


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