Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Collective Excitations in Solids

  • Baldassare Di Bartolo
  • Stamatios Kyrkos

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 356)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Nonlinear Optics and Collective Excitations

  3. Fundamentals of Spectroscopy of Collective Excitation in Solids

  4. Light-Matter Interaction — Experimental Aspects

    1. Claus F. Klingshirn
      Pages 85-122
  5. Theoretical Description of Collective Excitations: Bloch Equations and Relaxation Mechanisms

  6. Linear and Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy: Spectral, Temporal and Spatial Resolution

  7. The Study of Collective Excitations in Solids by Inelastic Neutron Scattering

  8. Excitation Dynamics in Organic Molecules, Solids, Fullerenes and Polymers

  9. The IR Vibrational Properties of Composite Solids and Particles: The Lyddane-Sachs-Teller Relation Revisited

  10. Intrinsic Localized Modes in Anharmonic Lattices

    1. S. R. Bickham, S. A. Kiselev, A. J. Sievers
      Pages 247-274
  11. Collective Excitations in Magnetic Materials

    1. G. A. Gehring
      Pages 275-302
  12. Plasmons and Surface Plasmons in Bulk Metals, Metallic Clusters, and Metallic Heterostructures

  13. Enlightenment on Luminescent Materials

    1. C. R. Ronda
      Pages 339-373
  14. Techniques of Ultrafast Spectroscopy

    1. Eli N. Glezer
      Pages 375-416
  15. Interaction of Ultrashort Laser Pulses with Solids

  16. Collective Excitations in the Optical Spectroscopy of Magnetic Insulators

  17. Long Seminars

    1. Norman P. Barnes, Clyde A. Morrison, Elizabeth D. Filer, Waldo J. Rodriguez, Brian M. Walsh
      Pages 485-492
    2. A. A. Kaminskii
      Pages 493-494
    3. Renata Reisfeld
      Pages 519-535
  18. Interdisciplinary Lectures

  19. Short Seminars

    1. F. Luczak
      Pages 614-614
    2. Ronald O. Petersen
      Pages 617-618

About this book


This book presents the proceedings of the course "Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Collective Excitations in Solids" held in Erice, Italy from June 17 to July 1, 1995. This meeting was organized by the International School of Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy of the "Ettore Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture. The purpose of this course was to present and discuss physical models, mathematical formalisms, experimental techniques and applications relevant to the subject of collective excitations in solids. By bringing together specialists in the field of solid state spectroscopy, this course provided a much needed forum for the critical assessment and evaluation of recent and past developments in the physics of solids. A total of 83 participants came from 57 laboratories and 20 different countries (Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States). The secretaries of the course were Stamatios K yrkos and Daniel Di Bartolo. 45 lectures divided in 13 series were given. In addition 8 (one or two-hour) "long seminars," 1 "special lecture," 2 interdisciplinary lectures, 29 "short seminars," and 16 posters were presented. The sequence of lectures was in accordance with the logical development of the subject of the meeting. Each lecturer started at a rather fundamental level and ultimately reached the frontier of knowledge in the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Baldassare Di Bartolo
    • 1
  • Stamatios Kyrkos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7675-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5835-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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