© 1989

Progress in Electron Properties of Solids

Festschrift in honour of Franco Bassani

  • E. Doni
  • R. Girlanda
  • G. Pastori Parravicini
  • A. Quattropani

Part of the Physics and Chemistry of Materials with Low-Dimensional Structures book series (PCMALS, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-2
  2. Optical and Transport Properties

    1. G. B. Bachelet, D. M. Ceperley, M. G. B. Chiocchetti, L. Mitáš
      Pages 11-25
    2. G. Iadonisi, V. Cataudella, D. Ninno
      Pages 99-110
    3. A. Balzarotti, U. M. Grassano, M. Piacentini, R. Rosei
      Pages 111-124
    4. A. Borghesi, L. Nosenzo, A. Stella, G. Guizzetti, F. Lévy
      Pages 139-151
  3. Excitons, Correlations and Collective Phenomena

    1. W. Czaja
      Pages 161-173
    2. J. L. Staehli
      Pages 175-183
    3. A. Baldereschi, N. Binggeli
      Pages 197-209
    4. M. Rovere, G. Senatore, M. P. Tosi
      Pages 221-238

About this book


This volume on the novelties in the electronic properties of solids appears in occasion of Franco Bassani sixtieth birthday, and is dedicated to honour a scientific activity which has contributed so much of the development of this very active area of research. It is re­ markable that this book can cover so large a part of the current research on electronic properties of solids by contributions from Bassani's former students, collaborators at different stages of his scientific life, and physicists from all over the world who have been in close scientific relationship with him. A personal flavour therefore accompanies a number of the papers of this volume, which are both up-to-date reports on present research and original recollections of the early events of modern solid state physics. The volume begins with a few contributions dealing with theoretical procedures for electronic energy levels, a primary step toward the interpretation of structural and optical properties of extended and confined systems. Other papers concern the interacting state of electrons with light (polaritons) and the effect of the coupling of electrons with lattice vibrations, with emphasis on the thermal behaviour of the electron levels and on such experimental procedures as piezospectroscopy. Electron-lattice interaction in external magnetic field and transport-related properties due to high light excitation are also con­ sidered. The impact of synchroton radiation on condensed matter spectroscopy is dis­ cussed in a topical contribution, and optical measurements are presented for extended and impurity levels.


Energie exciton magnetooptics nonlinear optics optical properties optics semiconductor spectroscopy superconductivity superconductor synchrotron radiation

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Doni
    • 1
  • R. Girlanda
    • 2
  • G. Pastori Parravicini
    • 3
  • A. Quattropani
    • 4
  1. 1.C.N.R., Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Struttura della MateriaUniversità di MessinaMessinaItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di PisaPisaItaly
  4. 4.Institut de Physique ThéoriqueEPFLLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Progress in Electron Properties of Solids
  • Book Subtitle Festschrift in honour of Franco Bassani
  • Editors E. Doni
    R. Girlanda
    G. Pastori Parravicini
    A. Quattropani
  • Series Title Physics and Chemistry of Materials with Low-Dimensional Structures
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-0337-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-7590-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-2419-2
  • Series ISSN 0924-6339
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 459
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Condensed Matter Physics
    Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
    Physical Chemistry
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`In summary, this is an impressive and eclectic collection of papers dealing with both theory and experiment of electrons in solids. Since the book honors a noted scientist's influence on his fellow physicists, cohesiveness has been limited by comprehensiveness. This book is recommended for the specialist wishing a well-written account of some of the important advances in the field.'
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 112:24, 1990