Topological Disorder in Condensed Matter

Proceedings of the Fifth Taniguchi International Symposium, Shimoda, Japan, November 2–5, 1982

  • Fumiko Yonezawa
  • Toshiyuki Ninomiya

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. F. Yonezawa, T. Ninomiya
      Pages 1-11
  3. Structural Aspects of Topological Disorder

  4. Computer Simulations and Analyses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. M. Kimura, F. Yonezawa
      Pages 80-110
  5. Some Aspects of Elementary Excitations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. K. Kawamura, Y. Irie, Y. Zempo, R. Ohira, T. Nakamura
      Pages 142-152
    3. K. Kitahara, K. Nakazato, H. Araki
      Pages 153-162
  6. Statistical Properties in Two Dimensions

  7. Related Problems

  8. Summary of the Conference

    1. M. H. Cohen
      Pages 245-252
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 253-256

About these proceedings


This volume contains papers presented at the Fifth Taniguchi Symposium on the Theory of Condensed Matter, which was held between 2-5 November, 1982, at Shimoda, Japan. The topic of the Symposium was "Topological Disorder in Condensed Matter. " The objective of the Taniguchi Symposium is to encourage activity in those fields of research not in the limelight at the moment but regarded as very promising, such as our theme. Topological disorder refers to the dis­ order in the positions and connectivities of atoms in amorphous solids and liquids. The development of the physiCS of topologically disorderd systems, though extremely important fundamentally and for application purposes, falls far behind compared to that of other kinds of disorderd systems because the structure characterization of topologically disordered systems is still at a rather primitive stage. The structure characterization is the key to com­ prehensive understanding of physical properties of any material. Recently, several new attempts at structural analyses have been reported. Encouraged by this fact, our motivation in organizing the symposium was to investigate the possibilities of theoretical approaches to open a breakthrough in the present research situation on this subject. A rough sketch of the problem is made in the Introduction to give the readers a general outline of the subject. Part I is devoted to several at­ tempts to synthesize and characterize topological disorder more or less by analytical means.


Amorpher Stoff Properties Topologische Unordnung atoms condensed matter development disordered system fields paper physics structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Fumiko Yonezawa
    • 1
  • Toshiyuki Ninomiya
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics, School of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityHiyoshi Yokohama 223Japan
  2. 2.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of TokyoBunkyo-ku Tokyo 113Japan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-82106-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82104-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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