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Quodons in Mica

Nonlinear Localized Travelling Excitations in Crystals

  • Juan F. R. Archilla
  • Noé Jiménez
  • Victor J. Sánchez-Morcillo
  • Luis M. García-Raffi

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 221)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. On Mica and Mica Related Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Janis Bajars, J. Chris Eilbeck, Ben Leimkuhler
      Pages 35-67
    3. Juan F. R. Archilla, Yuriy A. Kosevich, Noé Jiménez, Víctor J. Sánchez-Morcillo, Luis M. García-Raffi
      Pages 69-96
  3. Two-dimensional Lattices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Valentin Besse, Hervé Leblond, Dumitru Mihalache, Boris A. Malomed
      Pages 99-128
    3. Luis A. Cisneros-Ake, Antonmaria A. Minzoni
      Pages 129-145
  4. Molecular Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Sergey V. Dmitriev, Andrei A. Kistanov, Vladimir I. Dubinko
      Pages 205-227
    3. Vladimir Hizhnyakov, Mati Haas, Alexander Shelkan, Mihhail Klopov
      Pages 229-245
    4. Yuriy A. Kosevich, Haoxue Han, Lyudmila G. Potyomina, Alexandre N. Darinskii, Sebastian Volz
      Pages 247-263
  5. Electrons and Lattice Vibrations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Alexander P. Chetverikov, Leonor Cruzeiro, Werner Ebeling, Manuel G. Velarde
      Pages 267-289
    3. Larissa S. Brizhik, Alexander P. Chetverikov, Werner Ebeling, Gerd Röpke, Manuel G. Velarde
      Pages 291-319
    4. A. P. Chetverikov, W. Ebeling, M. G. Velarde
      Pages 321-339
  6. Semiconductors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Juan F. R. Archilla, Sergio M. M. Coelho, F. Danie Auret, Cloud Nyamhere, Vladimir I. Dubinko, Vladimir Hizhnyakov
      Pages 343-362

About this book


This book presents the current knowledge about nonlinear localized travelling excitations in crystals. Excitations can be vibrational, electronic, magnetic or of many other types, in many different types of crystals, as silicates, semiconductors and metals. The book is dedicated to the British scientist FM Russell, recently turned 80. He found 50 years ago that a mineral mica muscovite was able to record elementary charged particles and much later that also some kind of localized excitations, he called them quodons, was also recorded. The tracks, therefore, provide a striking experimental evidence of quodons existence. The first chapter by him presents the state of knowledge in this topic. It is followed by about 15 chapters from world leaders in the field, reviewing different aspects, materials and methods including experiments, molecular dynamics and theory and also presenting the latest results. The last part includes a personal narration of FM Russell of the deciphering of the marks in mica. It provides a unique way to present the science in an accessible way and also illustrates the process of discovery in a scientist's mind.


Anharmonic Molecular Chains Crystalline Acetanilide Electrons and Solitons FM Russell Intrinsic Localized Mode Intrinsic Localized Modes Mica Muscovite Crystals Mineral Mica Muscovite PT-symmetric Metamaterials Quodons Review Solitons and Charge Transport Travelling Excitations

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan F. R. Archilla
    • 1
  • Noé Jiménez
    • 2
  • Victor J. Sánchez-Morcillo
    • 3
  • Luis M. García-Raffi
    • 4
  1. 1.Departamento de Física Aplicada I, Group of Nonlinear PhysicsUniversidad de SevillaSevillaSpain
  2. 2.Física Aplicada, EPS GandíaUniversidad Politécnica de ValenciaGandiaSpain
  3. 3.Física Aplicada, EPS GandiaUniversidad Politécnica de ValenciaGandiaSpain
  4. 4.Matemática AplicadaUniversidad Politécnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain

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