Energy Transfer Dynamics

Studies and Essays in Honor of Herbert Fröhlich on His Eightieth Birthday

  • Terence W. Barrett
  • Herbert A. Pohl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Physics

  3. Biophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. A. C. Scott
      Pages 167-173
    3. J. B. Hasted
      Pages 198-209
    4. H. J. Stapleton
      Pages 210-223
    5. F. Kaiser
      Pages 224-236
    6. E. Del Giudice, S. Doglia, M. Milani, G. Vitiello
      Pages 264-272
    7. H. A. Pohl, W. T. Phillips, J. K. Pollock
      Pages 273-286
    8. F. W. Cummings
      Pages 287-302
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 335-352

About this book


On three occasions and at different locations, conferences were held to honor the eightieth birthday of Professor Herbert Frohlich: on the 18th December, 1985, in Liverpool, England; on the 14th February, 1986, in Stuttgart, Germany; and on the 8th March, 1986, on the Palm Coast, Florida. This Festschrift is a compilation of the papers of those conferences. Frohlich's choice of problems, from the earliest days, was couched in the phy­ sics of intrinsically interacting systems of excitation. One example, in which he set the course of research which is still followed, concerned dielectric breakdown, developed from the 1930's over several decades. The interacting systems are the electrons (receiving energy from an electric field) and lattice atom motion (taking energy from the electrons via "electron-phonon" interaction, hence heat dissipa­ tion). There is a threshold field above which the latter cannot keep up with the former, and the combined system (electrons plus phonons) "runs away"; that is to say, collectively it switches to a new state.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Terence W. Barrett
    • 1
  • Herbert A. Pohl
    • 2
  1. 1.W.J. Schafer Associates Inc.ArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Francis Bitter National Magnet LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-17502-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71867-0
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