© 1979

Light Scattering in Solids

Proceedings of the Second Joint USA-USSR Symposium

  • Joseph L. Birman
  • Herman Z. Cummins
  • Karl K. Rebane
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Hydrodynamic Instabilities and Critical Phenomena

    1. Richard A. Ferrell, Jayanta K. Bhattacharjee
      Pages 1-13
    2. P. C. Hohenberg
      Pages 23-27
    3. Toyoichi Tanaka, Amiram Hochberg, Izumi Nishio, Shao-Tang Sun, Gerald Swislow
      Pages 29-38
    4. W. J. O’Sullivan, B. A. Scheibner, M. R. Meadows, R. C. Mockler
      Pages 39-46
  3. Physics in Two Dimensions and Defects

  4. Non-Local and Transient Phenomena

    1. V. M. Agranovich
      Pages 113-130
    2. Joseph L. Birman, Deva N. Pattanayak
      Pages 131-141
    3. R. G. DeVoe, A. Szabo, S. C. Rand, R. G. Brewer
      Pages 159-165
    4. J. P. Heritage, J. G. Bergman
      Pages 167-173
  5. Spins and Excitons

    1. A. S. Borovik-Romanov, N. M. Kreines, V. G. Jotikov
      Pages 175-187
    2. S. Geschwind, R. Romestain, G. Devlin, R. Feigenblatt
      Pages 189-197

About these proceedings


The Second USA-USSR Symposium on Light Scattering in Con­ densed Matter was held in New York City 21-25 May 1979. The present volume is the proceedings of that conference, and contains all manuscripts received prior to 1 August 1979, representing scientific contributions presented. A few manus­ cripts were not received, but for completeness the corresponding abstract is printed. No record was kept of the discussion, so that some of the flavor of the meeting is missing. This is par­ ticularly unfortunate in the case of some topics which were in a stage of rapid development and where the papers presented sti­ mulated much discussion - such as the sessions on spatial dis­ persion and resonance inelastic (Brillouin or Raman) scattering in crystals, enhanced Raman scattering from molecules on metal surfaces, and the onset of turbulence in fluids. The background and history of the US-USSR Seminar-Symposia on light scattering was given in the preface to the proceedings of the First Symposium held in Moscow May 1975, published as "Theory of Light Scattering in Condensed Matter" ed. B. Bendow, J. L. Birman, V. M. Agranovich (Plenum Press, N. Y. 1976). Strong scientific interest on both sides in continuing this series resulted in a plan for the second symposium to be held in New York in 1977. For a variety of reasons it was necessary to cancel the planned 1977 event, almost at the last minute.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph L. Birman
    • 1
  • Herman Z. Cummins
    • 1
  • Karl K. Rebane
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsThe City College of the City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Institute of PhysicsAcademy of Sciences of the Estonian SSRTartuEstonian SSR

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Light Scattering in Solids
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the Second Joint USA-USSR Symposium
  • Editors J. L. Birman
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-40313-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4615-7352-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-7350-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 536
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Solid State Physics
    Spectroscopy and Microscopy
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