Fundamental Problems of Mesoscopic Physics

Interactions and Decoherence

  • Igor V. Lerner
  • Boris L. Altshuler
  • Yuval Gefen

Part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 154)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Decoherence and Dephasing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Norman O. Birge, F. Pierre
      Pages 3-6
    3. Alessandro Romito, Rosario Fazio
      Pages 17-31
    4. M. A. Skvortsov, A. I. Larkin, M. V. Feigel’man
      Pages 33-47
    5. D. Fedorets, L. Y. Gorelik, R. I. Shekhter, M. Jonson
      Pages 65-73
    6. T. Ludwig, A. D. Mirlin
      Pages 99-114
  3. Entanglement and Qubits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Y. M. Galperin, B. L. Altshuler, D. V. Shantsev
      Pages 141-165
    3. C.W.J. Beenakker, M. Kindermann, C. M. Marcus, A. Yacoby
      Pages 167-177
    4. Patrik Recher, Daniel S. Saraga, Daniel Loss
      Pages 179-202
    5. Luca Capriotti, Alessandro Cuccoli, Andrea Fubini, Valerio Tognetti, Ruggero Vaia
      Pages 203-216
  4. Interactions in Normal and Superconducting Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. M. Ferrier, A. Kasumov, R. Deblock, M. Kociak, S. Gueron, B. Reulet et al.
      Pages 219-238
    3. J. T. Chalker, D. G. Polyakov, F. Evers, A. D. Mirlin, P. Wöolfle
      Pages 239-250
    4. F.S. Bergeret, A.F. Volkov, K.B. Efetov
      Pages 251-274
    5. T. Giamarchi, T. Nattermann, P. Le Doussal
      Pages 275-284
    6. J. Prior, M. Ortuño, A. M. Somoza
      Pages 295-308
    7. V. M. Pudalov, M. Gershenson, H. Kojima
      Pages 309-327
    8. M. Sassetti, F. Cavaliere, A. Braggio, B. Kramer
      Pages 329-348
    9. E. A. Galaktionov, A. K. Savchenko, S. S. Safonov, Y. Y. Proskuryakov, L. Li, M. Pepper et al.
      Pages 349-370
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 371-373

About this book


Mesoscopic physics deals with effects at submicron and nanoscales where the conventional wisdom of macroscopic averaging is no longer applicable. A wide variety of new devices have recently evolved, all extremely promising for major novel directions in technology, including carbon nanotubes, ballistic quantum dots, hybrid mesoscopic junctions made of different type of normal, superconducting and ferromagnetic materials. This, in turn, demands a profound understanding of fundamental physical phenomena on mesoscopic scales. As a result, the forefront of fundamental research in condensed matter has been moved to the areas where the interplay between electron-electron interactions and quantum interference of phase-coherent electrons scattered by impurities and/or boundaries is the key to such understanding. An understanding of decoherence as well as other effects of the interactions is crucial for developing future electronic, photonic and spintronic devices, including the element base for quantum computation.

Editors and affiliations

  • Igor V. Lerner
    • 1
  • Boris L. Altshuler
    • 2
  • Yuval Gefen
    • 3
  1. 1.University of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Princeton University and NEC Research InstitutePrincetonUSA
  3. 3.The Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-2192-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2193-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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