Physics and Chemistry of Low-Dimensional Inorganic Conductors

  • Claire Schlenker
  • Jean Dumas
  • Martha Greenblatt
  • Sander van Smaalen

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 354)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Materials and Chemistry

  3. Introduction to Charge Density Waves, Spin Density Waves and Wigner Crystals

    1. G. Grüner
      Pages 101-114
    2. P. B. Littlewood, A. J. Millis, X. J. Zhu
      Pages 171-184
  4. Structural Studies

  5. Electronic Structures: Theory and Experiment

    1. M.-H. Whangbo, D.-K. Seo, E. Canadell
      Pages 285-302
    2. D. Malterre, M. Grioni, Y. Baer
      Pages 303-311
    3. Kevin E. Smith, Klaus Breuer, Cristian Stagarescu, Martha Greenblatt, William McCarroll, Kandalam Ramanujachary
      Pages 313-326
    4. C. Castellani, C. Di Castro
      Pages 327-335
  6. Theramal Properties and Excitations

    1. L. Degiorgi, St. Thieme, B. Alavi, G. Grüner, R. H. McKenzie, K. Kim et al.
      Pages 337-344
  7. Dynamics of Charge and Spin Density Waves: Non Linear Transport, Dislocations and Plasticity

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 475-481

About this book


The field of low-dimensional conductors has been very active for more than twenty years. It has grown continuously and both the inorganic and organic materials have remark­ able properties, such as charge and spin density waves and superconductivity. The discovery of superconductivity at high temperature in copper-based quasi two-dimensional conducting oxides nearly ten years ago has further enlarged the field and stimulated new research on inorganic conductors. It was obviously impossible to cover such a broad field in a ten day Institute and it seemed pertinent to concentrate on inorganic conductors, excluding the high Tc superconducting oxides. In this context, it was highly desirable to include both physics and chemistry in the same Institute in order to tighten or in some cases to establish links between physicists and chemists. This Advanced Study Institute is the continuation of a series of similar ones which have taken place every few years since 1974. 73 participants coming from 13 countries have taken part in this School at the beautiful site of the Centre de Physique des Houches in the Mont-Blanc mountain range. The scientific programme included more than forty lectures and seminars, two poster sessions and ten short talks. Several discussion sessions were organized for the evenings, one on New Materials, one on New Topics and one on the special problem of the Fermi and Luttinger liquids. The scientific activity was kept high from the beginning to the end of the Institute.


Superconductor chemistry copper crystal metals microscopy molybdenum superconductivity transition metal

Editors and affiliations

  • Claire Schlenker
    • 1
  • Jean Dumas
    • 2
  • Martha Greenblatt
    • 3
  • Sander van Smaalen
    • 4
  1. 1.CNRS and Institut National Polytechnique de GrenobleGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.CNRSGrenobleFrance
  3. 3.Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyPiscatawayUSA
  4. 4.University of BayreuthBayreuthGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8449-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1149-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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