Highlights in Condensed Matter Physics and Future Prospects

  • Leo Esaki

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 285)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Opening

    1. Leo Esaki
      Pages 1-2
    2. Jacques Ducuing
      Pages 3-6
  3. Quantum Hall Effect

    1. K. von Klitzing
      Pages 7-22
    2. D. C. Tsui
      Pages 23-33
  4. Semiconductor Quantum Structures

  5. High Temperature Superconductivity

    1. J. Fink, N. Nücker, H. Romberg, M. Alexander, P. Adelmann, R. Claessen et al.
      Pages 377-398
    2. O. Fischer, J.-M. Triscone, O. Brunner, L. Antognazza, M. Affronte, L. Mieville
      Pages 415-430
  6. Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

    1. H. Rohrer
      Pages 465-493
    2. P. Wyder, A. G. M. Jansen, H. van Kempen
      Pages 495-512
    3. B. Michel
      Pages 549-572
    4. W. J. Kaiser, L. D. Bell, M. H. Hecht, L. C. Davis
      Pages 655-665
  7. General

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 701-708

About this book


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.


chemistry condensed matter condensed matter physics electron energy microscopy scanning tunneling microscopy scattering semiconductor spectroscopy superconductivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Leo Esaki
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM Thomas J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-3688-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3686-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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