Quantum and Semi-classical Percolation and Breakdown in Disordered Solids

  • Bikas K. Chakrabarti
  • Kamal K. Bardhan
  • Asok K. Sen

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 762)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-12
  2. D. Stauffer
    Pages 1-19
  3. A. Mookerjee, T. Saha-Dasgupta, I. Dasgupta
    Pages 1-25
  4. H. Nakanishi, Md. Fhokrul Islam
    Pages 1-26
  5. G. Schubert, H. Fehske
    Pages 1-28
  6. C. Sohrmann, J. Oswald, R.A.R ömer
    Pages 1-31
  7. D. Samanta, B.K. Chakrabarti, P. Ray
    Pages 1-24
  8. K. Kieling, J. Eisert
    Pages 1-33
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 1-6

About this book


This set of extensive tutorial reviews and lectures focusses on the semi-classical and quantum aspects of percolation methods and their application to breakdown phenomena in disordered composite or granular materials. It sets out to connect - for the first time and in a coherent fashion - many recent theoretical and experimental advances in adjacent fields, such as the investigation of nonlinear current-voltage characteristics of 'quantum-dotted' materials or Zener breakdown in Mott or Anderson insulators. Last but not least, a final chapter explores the application of quantum percolation methods to the rapidly emerging field of quantum computing and communication.


breakdown phenomena composite material disordered materials granular material quantum computing quantum percolation random media

Editors and affiliations

  • Bikas K. Chakrabarti
  • Kamal K. Bardhan
  • Asok K. Sen

There are no affiliations available

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-85427-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-85428-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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