Tunneling Phenomena in Solids

Lectures presented at the 1967/NATO Advanced Study Institute at Risö, Denmark

  • Elias Burstein
  • Stig Lundqvist

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. E. O. Kane
    Pages 1-11
  3. W. Franz
    Pages 13-17
  4. I. Giaever
    Pages 19-30
  5. L. Esaki
    Pages 47-78
  6. E. O. Kane, E. I. Blount
    Pages 79-91
  7. R. T. Shuey
    Pages 93-103
  8. R. Stratton
    Pages 105-125
  9. R. A. Logan
    Pages 149-166
  10. W. Zawadzki
    Pages 219-231
  11. J. Lambe, R. C. Jaklevic
    Pages 233-242
  12. R. C. Jaklevic, J. Lambe
    Pages 243-253
  13. I. Giaever
    Pages 255-271

About this book


The aim of this volume is to provide advanced predoctoral students and young postdoctoral physicists with an opportunity to study the concepts of tunneling phenomena in solids and the theoretical and experimental techniques for their investigation. The contributions are primarily tutorial in nature, covering theoretical and experimental aspects of electron tunnel­ ing in semiconductors, metals, and superconductors, and atomic tunneling in solids. The work is based upon the lectures delivered at the Advanced Study Institute on "Tunneling Phenomena in Solids," held at the Danish A. E. C. Research Establishment, Riso, Denmark, June 19-30, 1967. Sponsored by the Danish Atomic Energy Commission, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (NORDITA), and the Science Affairs Division of NATO, with the cooperation of the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark, Chalmers Institute of Technology, and the University of Penn­ sylvania, the lectures were presented by a distinguished panel of scientists who have made major contributions in the field. The relatively large number of lecturers was, in part, made possible by the close coordination of the Advanced Study Institute with the Second International Conference on Electron Tunneling in Solids, which was held at Riso on June 29, 30 and July 1, 1967, under the sponsorship of the U. S. Army Research Office­ Durham. We are indebted to I. Giaever, E. O. Kane, J. Rowell, and J. R. Schrieffer for advice and assistance in planning the lecture program of the Institute.


Superconductor electron energy experiment many-body theory metals physics semiconductor theoretical physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Elias Burstein
    • 1
  • Stig Lundqvist
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Theoretical PhysicsChalmers Tekniska HögskolaGöteborgSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-1752-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1969
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-1754-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-1752-4
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