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(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)This thesis aims to understand how quantum-coherent phenomena in solids are affected by the presence of boundaries, disorder, and classical noise. First, we consider surface states in Dirac materials. We show that these ...
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)Capillary condensation-evaporation and freeze-thaw processes are the most familiar examples of first-order phase transitions in equilibrium thermodynamics. Porous, amorphous materials are widely used in everyday life, yet ...