Tunneling Systems in Amorphous and Crystalline Solids

  • Pablo Esquinazi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Pablo Esquinazi
    Pages 1-7
  3. Andreas Nittke, Sven Sahling, Pablo Esquinazi
    Pages 9-56
  4. Alexander L. Burin, Douglas Natelson, Douglas D. Osheroff, Yuri Kagan
    Pages 223-315
  5. Hans Maier, Boris Kharlamov, Dietrich Haarer
    Pages 317-387
  6. Gaetano Cannelli, Rosario Cantelli, Francesco Cordero, Francesco Trequattrini
    Pages 389-458
  7. Miguel A. Ramos, Ulrich Buchenau
    Pages 527-569
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 571-600

About this book


This book provides a wealth of information on the influence of quantum-tunneling systems on the low-temperature properties of solids. It reviews the thermodynamic, acoustic, dielectric and optical properties of amorphous and crystalline solids. The latest experiments on long-time spectral diffusion and heat release, electric field and strain effects, quantum tunneling on light atoms like H and D, as well as non-equilibrium phenomena are thoroughly discussed in terms of the interaction with and between tunneling systems. Several outstanding theoretical contributions provide an overview of the most original ideas and theoretical methods used to understand the nature and dynamics of tunneling systems in solids and their interactions. The book introduces the non-expert reader to the phenomenological standard tunneling model and its further development, the soft potential model. The chapters of the book give full descriptions of the experimental and theoretical methods of the relevant experiments and models in the fascinating field of the physics of glasses and disordered solids.


Diffusion Semiconductor Superconductor amorphus and disordered solids crystal low temperature properties of solids spectroscopy tunneling model tunneling of light atoms tunneling system

Editors and affiliations

  • Pablo Esquinazi
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakultät für Physik und Geowissenschaften Abteilung Supraleitung und MagnetismusUniversität LeipzigLeipzigGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08371-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03695-2
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