Quantum Tunneling in Complex Systems

The Semiclassical Approach

  • Joachim Ankerhold

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 224)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 207-212

About this book


In the last two decades remarkable progress has been made in understanding and describing tunneling processes in complex systems in terms of classical trajectories. This book introduces recent concepts and achievements with particular emphasis on a dynamical formulation and relations to specific systems in mesoscopic, molecular, and atomic physics. Advanced instanton techniques, e.g. for decay rates and tunnel splittings, are discussed in the first part. The second part covers current developments for wave-packet tunneling in real-time, and the third part describes thermodynamics and dynamical approaches for barrier transmission in statistical, particularly dissipative systems.


Fluctuation phenomena and noise Helium-Atom-Streuung Quantum rate theory REM Reaction dynamics STEM Semiclassical theory Semiclassical tunneling Tunneling in complex systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Joachim Ankerhold
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  1. 1.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität FreiburgFreiburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-68074-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68076-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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