© 1987

Quantum Aspects of Molecular Motions in Solids

Proceedings of an ILL-IFF Workshop, Grenoble, France, September 24–26, 1986

  • Anton Heidemann
  • Andreas Magerl
  • Dieter Richter
  • Michael Prager
  • Tasso Springer
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Rotational Tunneling I — Potentials and Phonon Interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. Cavagnat, A. Magerl, C. Vettier, S. Clough
      Pages 24-27
    3. A. J. Horsewill, R. M. Green, A. M. Alsanoosi
      Pages 28-32
    4. R. Navarro, E. Palacios, J. Bartolomé, R. Burriel, D. González
      Pages 33-37
    5. E. Palacios, J. Bartolomé, F. Agulló-Rueda, J. M. Calleja, M. Cardona, K. Syassen et al.
      Pages 38-41
  3. Rotational Tunneling II — Coupled Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. G. J. Kearley, H. Blank, J. K. Cockcroft
      Pages 58-61
    3. H. Blank, J. K. Cockcroft, G. J. Kearley
      Pages 62-64
    4. K. J. Abed, G. J. Barker, S. Clough, A. J. Horsewill
      Pages 65-71
    5. G. Vandemaele, A. Buekenhoudt, L. Van Gerven
      Pages 72-75
    6. J. Peternelj, I. Jencic, B. Cvikl, M. M. Pintar
      Pages 81-84
  4. Rotational Tunneling III — Surfaces, Isotope Effect, Matrix Isolation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. S. J. M. Collinson, G. M. Hunt, M. V. Smalley, M. L. Statham, R. K. Thomas
      Pages 86-92

About these proceedings


The Institut Max von Laue-Paul Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble regularly orga­ nizes workshops that deal with various applications of neutrons in physics, chemistry, biology and materials science. The workshop "Quantum Aspects of Molecular Motions in Solids" was jointly organized by the Institut Laue­ Langevin and the Institut fiir Festkorperforschung at the Kernforschungsan­ lage Jiilich and took place in September 1986 in Grenoble. Tunneling phenomena in molecular crystals were first observed with macro­ scopic methods like specific heat experiments and later also with NMR. Fi­ nally, the development of high resolution neutron scattering techniques like neutron backscattering led to direct spectroscopic observation of the tunnel split ground state. This breakthrough was achieved in 1975 at Jiilich. Since then the large variety of high-resolution techniques available in combination with high neutron flux have turned ILL into the leading laboratory in the field of tunneling spectroscopy. Since 1980 regular meetings of scientists involved in this topic have been organized every two years (Jiilich, Braunschweig, Nottingham) and have led to an intense exchange of ideas and experimental results. The present workshop is the fourth of this series and the first with published proceedings presenting the state of the art in this field. The eight review articles introduce scientists not involved in the subject to the actual discussion. Sessions on translational tunneling of light interstitials in metals as well as on tunneling phenomena in amorphous substances provide bridges to adjacent fields.


chemistry crystal materials science neutron diffraction scattering

Editors and affiliations

  • Anton Heidemann
    • 1
  • Andreas Magerl
    • 1
  • Dieter Richter
    • 1
  • Michael Prager
    • 2
  • Tasso Springer
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut Laue-LangevinGrenoble CedexFrance
  2. 2.Institut für FestkörperforschungKernforschungsanlage Jülich GmbHJülichFed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Quantum Aspects of Molecular Motions in Solids
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of an ILL-IFF Workshop, Grenoble, France, September 24–26, 1986
  • Editors Anton Heidemann
    Andreas Magerl
    Michael Prager
    Dieter Richter
    Tasso Springer
  • Series Title Springer Proceedings in Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-17562-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-71916-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-71914-1
  • Series ISSN 0930-8989
  • Series E-ISSN 1867-4941
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 221
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Condensed Matter Physics
    Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics
    Quantum Physics
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