Light Scattering in Solid IX

  • Editors
  • Manuel¬†Cardona
  • Roberto¬†Merlin

Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 108)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Manuel Cardona, Roberto Merlin
    Pages 1-14
  3. Alejandro Fainstein, Bernard Jusserand
    Pages 17-110
  4. Christian Thomsen, Stephanie Reich
    Pages 115-234
  5. Adnen Mlayah, Jesse Groenen
    Pages 237-314
  6. Michael Krisch, Francesco Sette
    Pages 317-370
  7. David A. Reis, Aaron M. Lindenberg
    Pages 371-422
  8. Back Matter

About this book

Introduction

This is the ninth volume of a well-established series in which expert practitioners discuss topical aspects of light scattering in solids. It reviews recent developments concerning mainly semiconductor nanostructures and inelastic x-ray scattering, including both coherent time-domain and spontaneous scattering studies. In the past few years, light scattering has become one of the most important research and characterization methods for studying carbon nanotubes and semiconducting quantum dots, and a crucial tool for exploring the coupled exciton--photon system in semiconductor cavities. Among the novel techniques discussed in this volume are pump--probe ultrafast measurements and those which use synchrotron radiation as light source. The book addresses improvements in the intensity, beam quality and time synchronization of modern synchrotron sources, which made it possible to measure the phonon dispersion in very small samples and to determine electronic energy bands as well as enabling real-time observations of high-frequency sound propagation.

Keywords

Dispersion Helium-Atom-Streuung Micro- and Nanosystems Nanotube Surfaces and Interfaces carbon nanotubes exciton light scattering nanostructure quantum dot scattering semiconductor solid state physics surface synchrotron radiation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b14231
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-34435-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-34436-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0303-4216
  • Series Online ISSN 1437-0859
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