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Statistical and Dynamical Aspects of Mesoscopic Systems : Proceedings of the XVI Sitges Conference on Statistical Mechanics, Held at Sitges, Barcelona, Spain, 7-11 June 1999 : Lecture Notes in Physics - David Reguera

Statistical and Dynamical Aspects of Mesoscopic Systems : Proceedings of the XVI Sitges Conference on Statistical Mechanics, Held at Sitges, Barcelona, Spain, 7-11 June 1999

Lecture Notes in Physics

By: David Reguera (Editor), G. Platero (Editor), L. L. Bonilla (Editor), Miguel Rubi (Editor)

Hardcover ISBN: 9783540674788
Number Of Pages: 360

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Initially a subfield of solid state physics, the study of mesoscopic systems has evolved over the years into a vast field of research in its own right. Keeping track its rapid progress, this book provides a broad survey of the latest developments in the field. The focus is on statistics and dynamics of mesoscopic systems with special emphasis on topics like quantum chaos, localization, noise and fluctuations, mesoscopic optics and quantum transport in nanostructures. Written with nonspecialists in mind, this book will also be useful to graduate students wishing to familiarize themselves with this field of research.

Quantum Dots
Thermopower in Quantum Dotsp. 3
Kondo Effect in Quantum Dotsp. 16
Interpolative Method for Transport Propertiesof Quantum Dots in the Kondo Regimep. 27
A New Tool for Studying Phase Coherent Phenomenain Quantum Dotsp. 35
Quantum Chaos
Quantum Chaos and Spectral Transitions in the KickedHarper Modelp. 47
Quantum Chaos Effects in Mechanical Wave Systemsp. 62
Magnetoconductance in Chaotic Quantum Billiardsp. 69
Time-Dependent Phenomena
Shot Noise Induced Charge and Potential Fluctuationsof Edge States in Proximity of a Gatep. 81
Shot-Noise in Non-Degenerate Semiconductorswith Energy-Dependent Elastic Scatteringp. 96
Transport and Noise of Entangled Electronsp. 105
Shot Noise Suppression in Metallic Quantum Point Contactsp. 114
Driven Tunneling
Driven Tunneling: Chaos and Decoherencep. 125
A Fermi Pumpp. 158
Transport in Semiconductor Superlattices
Transport in Semiconductor Superlattices: From QuantumKinetics to Terahertz-Photon Detectorsp. 171
Current Self-Oscillations and Chaosin Semiconductor Superlatticesp. 193
Spin Properties
Spintronic Spin Accumulation and Thermodynamicsp. 211
Mesoscopic Spin Quantum Coherencep. 226
Random Systems and Localization
Numerical-Scaling Study of the Statistics of Energy Levels at the Anderson Transitionp. 237
Multiple Light Scattering in Nematic Liquid Crystalsp. 252
Two Interacting Particles in a Two-Dimensional Random Potentialp. 263
Mesoscopic Superconductors, Nanotubesand Atomic Chains
Paramagnetic Meissner Effectin Mesoscopic Superconductorsp. 273
Novel 0D Devices: Carbon-Nanotube Quantum Dotsp. 281
Atomic-Size Conductorsp. 290
Contributions Presented as Posters
Observation of Shell Structure in Sodium Nanowiresp. 305
Strong Charge Fluctuations in the Single-Electron Box: A Quantum Monte Carlo Analysisp. 306
Double Quantum Dots as Detectors of High-Frequency Quantum Noise in Mesoscopic Conductorsp. 307
Large Wigner Molecules and Quantum Dotsp. 308
Fundamental Problems for Universal Quantum Computersp. 309
Kondo Photo-Assisted Transport in Quantum Dotsp. 310
Shot Noise and Coherent Multiple Charge Transferin Superconducting Quantum Point-Contactsp. 311
Evidence for Ising Ferromagnetism and First-Order Phase Transitions in the Two-Dimensional Electron Gasp. 312
Mechanical Properties of Metallic One-Atom Quantum Point Contactsp. 314
Nanosized Superconducting Constrictionsin High Magnetic Fieldsp. 315
Interaction-Induced Dephasingin Disordered Electron Systemsp. 316
Resonant Tunneling Through Three Quantum Dotswith Interdot Repulsionp. 317
Spin-Isospin Textures in Quantum Hall Bilayersat Filling Factor = 2p. 318
Hall Resistance of a Two-Dimensional Electron Gasin the Presence of Magnetic Clusterswith Large Perpendicular Magnetizationp. 319
Superconductivity Under Magnetic Fieldsin Nanobridges of Leadp. 320
Effect of the Measurement on the Decay Rateof a Quantum Systemp. 321
Statistics of Intensities in Surface Disordered Waveguidesp. 322
Optical Transmission Through Strong Scatteringand Highly Polydisperse Mediap. 323
Interference in Random Lasersp. 324
Electron Patterns Under Bistable Electro-OpticalAbsorption in Quantum Well Structuresp. 325
Simulation of Mesoscopic Devices with Bohm Trajectoriesand Wavepacketsp. 327
Chaotic Motion of Space Charge Monopole Waves in Semiconductors Under Time-Independent Voltage Biasp. 329
Improving Electron Transport Simulation in MesoscopicSystems by Coupling a Classical Monte Carlo Algorithmto a Wigner Function Solverp. 330
Extended States in Correlated-Disorder GaAs/AlGaAs Superlatticesp. 332
Non-Linear Charge Dynamicsin Semiconductor Superlatticesp. 334
Time-Dependent Resonant Tunneling in the Presenceof an Electromagnetic Fieldp. 336
The Interplay of Chaos and Dissipationin a Driven Double-Well Potentialp. 337
Monte Carlo Simulation of Quantum Transportin Semiconductors Using Wigner Pathsp. 338
Transient Currents Through Quantum Dotsp. 340
Ultrafast Coherent Spectroscopyof the Fermi Edge Singularityp. 342
Self-Consistent Theory of Shot Noise Suppressionin Ballistic Conductorsp. 343
Transfer Matrix Formulation of Field-Assisted Tunnelingp. 345
Two-Dimensional Gunn Effectp. 346
An Explanation for Spikes in Current Oscillationsof Doped Superlatticesp. 347
Beyond the Static Aproximation in a Mean Field Quantum Disordered Systemp. 349
Quantum-Classical Crossover of the Escape Ratein a Spin Systemp. 350
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ISBN: 9783540674788
ISBN-10: 3540674780
Series: Lecture Notes in Physics
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.7

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