Transport Phenomena in Mesoscopic Systems

Proceedings of the 14th Taniguchi Symposium, Shima, Japan, November 10–14, 1991

  • Hidetoshi Fukuyama
  • Tsuneya Ando

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 109)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Quantum Dots

  4. Tunneling

  5. Conductance Fluctuation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. H. U. Baranger, R. A. Jalabert, A. D. Stone
      Pages 103-116
  6. Quantum Wires

  7. Quantum Hall Effects

  8. Persistent Current and Orbital Magnetism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. D. Yoshioka, H. Fukuyama
      Pages 221-231
  9. Proximity Effect of Superconductivity

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 283-285

About these proceedings


This volume contains the proceedings of the Fourteenth Thniguchi Symposium on the Theory of Condensed Matter, which was held from November 10 to 14, 1991, at the Shima Kanko Hotel, Shima, Japan. The topic of the symposium was Physics 0/ Mesoscopic Systems. Mesoscopic systems have been developed band in band with the recent progress in nanotechnology and are the melting pot of basic science and technology. In nanostructures, the quantum effect of the electron wave manifests itself because of the limited dimensionality of the structure. The most typical features of these structures are the discreteness of the energy spectrum and the interference effect of electron waves, which have led to various fascinating phenomena. The purpose of this symposium was to discuss the latest developments in mesoscopic systems, especially transport phenomena, from the viewpoint of basic physics. This volume starts with an introduction to the field of mesoscopic systems together with the paper by Prof. R. Kubo, who was the first to note the existence of particular features of discrete energy levels in small metallic particles. In Part II the electronic states of quantum dots and the conductance through them are discussed. Tunneling via small structures and junctions is studied in Part ill.


Electronic Transport Josephson Junctions Mesoscopic Systems Quantum Devices Tunnel Junctions development mechanics network physics quantum mechanics science superlattices surface technology transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Hidetoshi Fukuyama
    • 1
  • Tsuneya Ando
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of TokyoTokyo 113Japan
  2. 2.Institute for Solid State PhysicsUniversity of TokyoTokyo 106Japan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84820-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84818-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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