Atom Tunneling Phenomena in Physics, Chemistry and Biology

  • Tetsuo Miyazaki

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introduction

    1. T. Miyazaki
      Pages 1-11
  3. Atom Tunneling in Physics

  4. Atom Tunneling in Chemistry

  5. Atom Tunneling in Biology

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 305-314

About this book


Atom tunneling phenomena are a new paradigm in the science of materials. This book provides a wealth of interesting information about atom tunneling phenomena in physics, chemistry and biology. Topics include the theory of atom tunneling reactions, conclusive evidence and controlling factors for such reactions in solid hydrogen, tunneling dislocation motion, coherent tunneling diffusion, the production of interstellar molecules and semiconductors using tunneling reactions, the effect of atom tunneling on molecular structure and crystalline structure, the suppression of mutation and cancer by an atom tunneling reaction of vitamin C, and atom tunneling reactions of vitamin E and of enzymes. This book provides graduate students and nonspecialist readers with fascinating insights into the world of atom tunneling phenomena.


chemistry crystal diffusion enzymes hydrogen molecule semiconductor structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Tetsuo Miyazaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied Chemistry, Furo-choNagoya University, Graduate School of EngineeringChikusa-ku, NagoyaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05684-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05900-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-5653
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