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Theory of Light Scattering in Condensed Matter

Proceedings of the First Joint USA-USSR Symposium

  • Bernard Bendow
  • Joseph L. Birman
  • Vladimir M. Agranovich
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Phase Transitions and Liquid Crystals

  3. Strong Anharmonicity Effects and Electron-Phonon Interactions in Crystals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. L. P. Pitaevsky
      Pages 89-108
    3. V. S. Gorelik, G. G. Mitin, M. M. Sushchinskii
      Pages 109-118
    4. P. J. Lin-Chung, K. L. Ngai
      Pages 129-143
  4. Scattering from Electrons and Electron-Hole Drops

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. V. S. Bagaev, H. V. Zamkovets, N. N. Sybeldin, V. A. Tsvetkov
      Pages 147-161
    3. L. M. Falicov
      Pages 171-172
    4. P. M. Platzman, P. Eisenberger
      Pages 173-188
    5. Yu. E. Lozovik, V. N. Nishanov, V. I. Yudson
      Pages 189-199

About these proceedings

Introduction

The First Binational USA-USSR Seminar-Symposium on the Theory of Light Scattering in Condensed Matter was held in Moscow 26-30 May 1975. The initial conception for a light scattering seminar of about fifty scientists - half from each side, including theorists and experimenters "well versed in theory" - arose from discussions between Professor J. L. Birman and Professor K. K. Rebane at the 1971 Paris International Conference on Light Scattering in Solids. This conception won approval among the active scientists on both sides. After considerable planning and some delays, it received both material support and encouragement from the appro­ priate organizations on each side: in the USA: The National Science Foundation (Division of International Programs), and the National Academy of Sciences; in the USSR: the Academy of Sciences USSR. A variety of reasons contributed to the positive response on both sides: for example, the considerable and high level of theoretical and experimental scientific activity on both sides in laser-related light scattering, optics, and generally - electro­ dynamics of condensed media - some along rather similiar lines; the impediments to free and easy communication and travel be­ tween USA and USSR scientists working on related problems; plus the desire to improve both contacts, and the free flow of informa­ tion and individuals, to the mutual advantage of both sides.

Keywords

condensed matter laser light scattering optics scattering

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard Bendow
    • 1
  • Joseph L. Birman
    • 2
  • Vladimir M. Agranovich
    • 3
  1. 1.Solid State Sciences Division, Rome Air Development CenterHanscom AFBUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsThe City College of the City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Institute of SpectroscopyAcademy of Sciences of the USSRAkademgorodok, MoscowUSSR

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