Nonlinearity in Condensed Matter

Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference, Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos, New Mexico, 5–9 May, 1986

  • Alan R. Bishop
  • David K. Campbell
  • Pradeep Kumar
  • Steven E. Trullinger

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 69)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Historical Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Low-Dimensional Magnetism

  4. Conducting Polymers

  5. Experimental Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. P. M. Chaikin, A. Behrooz, M. J. Burns, D. Levine, D. Ou-Yang, B. Whitehead et al.
      Pages 130-141
    3. Z. Fisk, J. L. Smith, H. R. Ott
      Pages 142-150
  6. Theoretical Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. A. J. Leggett
      Pages 168-171
    3. M. Fowler
      Pages 172-182
    4. D. J. Scalapino
      Pages 194-202
    5. C. R. Willis, M. El-Batanouny, P. Sodano
      Pages 211-214
    6. R. J. Flesch, S. E. Trullinger, B. Horovitz
      Pages 215-219
    7. D. W. Brown, K. Lindenberg, B. J. West
      Pages 220-225
    8. V. M. Kenkre, G. P. Tsironis, D. K. Campbell
      Pages 226-231
  7. Structural Phase Transitions

  8. Spin-Glasses and Random Field Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. L. Mihaly, G. Grüner
      Pages 308-318
  9. Frustrated, Incommensurate, and Nonequilibrium Systems

About these proceedings


The Sixth Annual Conference of the Center for Nonlinear Studies at the Los Alamos National Laboratory was held May 5-9, 1986, on the topic "Nonlinearity in Condensed Matter: Lessons from the Past and Prospects for the Future. " As conference organizers, we felt that the study of non­ linear phenomena in condensed matter had matured to the point where it made sense to take stock of the numerous lessons to be learned from a variety of contexts where nonlinearity plays a fundamental role and to evaluate the prospects for the growth of this general discipline. The successful 1978 Oxford Symposium on nonlinear (soliton) struc­ ture and dynamics in condensed matter (Springer Ser. Solid-State Sci. , Vol. 8) was held at a time when the ubiquity of solitons was just begin­ ning to be appreciated by the condensed matter community; in subsequent years the soliton paradigm has provided a rather useful framework for in­ vestigating a large number of phenomena, particularly in low-dimensional systems. Nevertheless, we felt that the importance of nonlinearity in wider arenas than "solitonics" merited a significant expansion in the scope of the conference over that of the 1978 symposium. Indeed, many of the lessons are quite general and their potential for cross-fertilization of otherwise poorly connected disciplines was certainly one of the prime motivations for this conference. Thus, while these proceedings contain many contribu­ tions pertaining to soliton behavior in different contexts, the reader will find much more as well, particularly in the later chapters.


behavior condensed matter condensed matter physics diffusion dynamics fertilization growth hysteresis magnetism neutron diffraction phase transition polymer scattering soliton

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan R. Bishop
    • 1
  • David K. Campbell
    • 1
  • Pradeep Kumar
    • 1
  • Steven E. Trullinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Center of Nonlinear StudiesLos Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83035-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83033-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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