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Highlights in Condensed Matter Physics and Future Prospects : NATO Science Series B - Leo Esaki

Highlights in Condensed Matter Physics and Future Prospects

NATO Science Series B

By: Leo Esaki (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1992
ISBN: 9780306441196
Number Of Pages: 708

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This volume contains the proceedings of the first NATO Science Forum "Highlights of the Eighties and Future Prospects in Condensed Matter Physics" (sponsored by the NATO Scientific Affairs Division), which took place in September, 1990, in the pleasant surroundings provided by the Hotel du Palais at Biarritz, France. One hundred distinguished physicists from seventeen countries, including six Nobellaureates, were invited to participate in the four and a half day meeting. Focusing on three evolving frontiers: semiconductor quantum structures, including the subject of the quantumHall effect (QHE), high temperature superconductivity (HiTc) and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), the Forum provided an opportunity to evaluate, in depth, each of the frontiers, by reviewing the progress made during the last few years and, more importantly, exploring their implications for the future. Though serious scientists are not "prophets," all of the participants showed a strong interest in this unique format and addressed the questions of future prospects, either by extrapolating from what has been known, or by a stretch of their "educated" imagination.

Welcoming Addressp. 1
Opening Addressp. 3
Quantum Hall Effect
Quantum Hall Effectp. 7
Fractional Quantum Hall Effectp. 23
Theory and Implications of the Fractional Quantum Hall Effectp. 35
Semiconductor Quantum Structures
Implications of Semiconductor Superlattice Researchp. 55
Materials and Physics Aspects of Quantum Heterostructuresp. 83
Electronic Energy Levels in Semiconductor Quantum Wells and Superlatticesp. 117
III-V Versus II-VI Compound Superlatticesp. 143
The First Principles View of Superlatticesp. 161
Inelastic Light Scattering in Semiconductor Quantum Structuresp. 191
Spectroscopic Investigations of Quantum Wires and Quantum Dotsp. 209
Electron Optics in a Two-Dimensional Electron Gasp. 243
Some Recent Developments in the Physics of Resonant Tunnelingp. 275
Nonlinear Optics and Optoelectronics in Quasi Two Dimensional Semiconductor Structuresp. 293
Correlated Tunnel Events in Arrays of Ultrasmall Junctionsp. 333
High Temperature Superconductivity
High Tc Superconductors: A Conservative Viewp. 365
High-Energy Spectroscopy Studies of High Tc Superconductorsp. 377
The Role of the Short and Anisotropic Coherence Lengthp. 399
Artificially Grown Superlattices of Cupratesp. 415
Excitations and Their Interactions in High Tc Materialsp. 431
Some Relevant Properties of Cuprate Superconductorsp. 453
Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Local Probe Methodsp. 465
Ballistic Transport in Normal Metalsp. 495
Atom-Resolved Surface Chemistry With the STM: The Relation Between Reactivity and Electronic Structurep. 513
STM in Biologyp. 549
Manipulation and Modification of Nanometer Scale Objects with the STMp. 573
The Physics of Tip-Surface Approaching: Speculations and Open Issuesp. 631
A New Spectroscopy of Carrier Scatteringp. 655
Role of Condensed Matter Physics in Information Management and Movement--Past, Present and Futurep. 667
Indexp. 701
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ISBN: 9780306441196
ISBN-10: 0306441195
Series: NATO Science Series B
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 708
Published: 30th June 1992
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 2.62