From Coherent Tunneling to Relaxation

Dissipative Quantum Dynamics of Interacting Defects

  • Authors
  • Alois Würger

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 135)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
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    Pages 27-49
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    Pages 51-65
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    Pages 67-113
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  15. Back Matter
    Pages 207-214

About this book


From Coherent Tunneling to Relaxation is an impressive review of ten years of progress in our understanding of interacting tunneling systems. The dielectric and elastic response of (111) off-center impurities in alkalide halides is investigated in detail and the coherent motion of an impurity pair is discussed in view of recently observed rotary echoes. The low-temperature properties of defect crystals with an impurity concentration higher than 100 ppm are reviewed and the dipolar interaction is shown to drive the cross-over to relaxational dynamics. This comprehensive presentation of the theory is illustrated by experimental data for lithium, cyanide, and hydroxyl impurities in various host crystals. This monograph is an ideal reference book for scientists working with defect crystals and glasses


Festkörper Quantentheorie Tieftemperatur crystal disordered solids dynamics experiment lithium low temperature physics quantum systems spectra temperature

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-61424-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68531-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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