Collective Excitations in Solids

  • Baldassare Di Bartolo

Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institute Series book series (NSSB, volume 88)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Quantum Mechanical Description of Solids

  3. Introduction to Collective Excitations in Solids

  4. Quasi-Particles and Excitons: Models of Structure and Correlation

  5. Coherent Wavepackets of Phonons

    1. N. Terzi
      Pages 149-182
  6. Introduction to Exciton Physics

    1. R. S. Knox
      Pages 183-245
  7. Excitons in Semiconductors

    1. P. J. Dean
      Pages 247-315
  8. Excitons in Insulators

    1. R. Grasser, A. Scharmann
      Pages 317-363
  9. Inelastic Scattering of Fast Particles by Plasmons

  10. From Magnons to Solitons

    1. D. C. Mattis
      Pages 411-457
  11. Quasiparticles in Magnetic Metals

    1. D. C. Mattis
      Pages 459-477
  12. Polaritons

    1. R. Loudon
      Pages 479-499
  13. Polarons

    1. R. Evrard
      Pages 501-522
  14. Long Seminars

  15. Short Seminars (Abstracts)

    1. G. Kurizki, J. McIver, C. Klingshirn, A. H. Nayyar, C. Cordero-Montalvo, J. Danko et al.
      Pages 687-701
  16. Concluding Article

  17. Back Matter
    Pages 711-716

About this book


This book presents an ac count of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Collective Excitations in Solids," held in Erice, Italy, from June 15 to June 29, 1981. This meeting was organized by the International School of Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy of the "Ettore Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture. The objective of the Institute was to formulate a unified and coherent treatment of various collective excitation processes by drawing on the current advances in various branches of the physics of the solid state. A total of 74 participants came from 54 laboratories and 20 nations (Australia, Belgium, Burma, Canada, China, France, F. R. Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, Turkey, The Uni ted Kingdom, and The United States). The secretaries of the course were: Joseph Danko for the scientific aspects and Nino La Francesca for the administrative aspects of the meeting. Fourty-four lectures divided in eleven series were given. Nine "long" seminars and eight "short" seminars were also presented. In addition, two round-table discussions were held.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Baldassare Di Bartolo
    • 1
  1. 1.Boston CollegeChestnut HillUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-8880-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-8878-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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