Nonequilibrium Physics at Short Time Scales

Formation of Correlations

  • Klaus Morawetz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Quantum Statistical Approaches to Correlations

  3. Description of Nonequilibrium Correlations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Detlef Mentrup, Jürgen Schnack
      Pages 111-124
    3. Klaus Morawetz, Pavel Lipayský
      Pages 125-151
    4. Thomas Bornath, Manfred Schlanges, Paul Hilse, Dietrich Kremp
      Pages 153-171
    5. Wolfgang Cassing, Sascha Juchem
      Pages 173-193
  4. Response to Short Laser Pulses in Semiconductors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Christian Schüller, Neil A. Fromer, Ilias E. Perakis, Daniel S. Chemla
      Pages 209-230
    3. Markus Betz, Rupert Huber, Florian Tauser, Andreas Brodschelm, Alfred Leitenstorfer, Paul Gartner et al.
      Pages 231-249
    4. Andéla Kalvová, Bedřich Velický
      Pages 273-293
    5. Walter Hoyer, Mackillo Kira, Stephan W. Koch
      Pages 309-335
  5. Correlations and Dynamics Clusters and Nuclei

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Karsten Andrae, Mohamed Belkacem, Thi Phuong Mai Dinh, Eric Giglio, Ming Ma, Fabien Megi et al.
      Pages 339-355
    3. Arnaud Arbouet, Cyril Guillon, Dimitris Christofilos, Pierre Langot, Natalia Del Fatti, Fabrice Vallée
      Pages 357-380
    4. Jan Koláček, Pavel Lipavský
      Pages 401-416
    5. W. Udo Schröder, Jan Tõke
      Pages 417-444
    6. Robert Botet, Marek Płoszajczak
      Pages 445-466
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 495-503

About this book


This introductory level text addresses the broad range of nonequilibrium phenomena observed at short time scales. It focuses on the important questions of correlations and memory effects in dense interacting systems. Experiments on very short time scales are characterized, in particular, by strong correlations far from equilibrium, by nonlinear dynamics, and by the related phenomena of turbulence and chaos. The impressive successes of experiments using pulsed lasers to study the properties of matter and of the new methods of analysis of the early phases of heavy ion reactions have necessitated a review of the available many-body theoretical methods. The aim of this book is thus to provide an introduction to the experimental and theoretical methods that help us to understand the behaviour of such systems when disturbed on very short time scales. The contributions are written in a tutorial style and are largely self-contained, allowing graduate students and researchers alike to become familiar with this exciting interdisciplinary field.


Absorption Heavy-ion reactions Helium-Atom-Streuung Neutron Nonequilibrium physics Potential cluster collision laser many-body theory nonlinear dynamics optics particles quantum mechanics quantum system

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Morawetz
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für PhysikTechnische Universität ChemnitzChemnitzGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05745-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-08990-3
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