Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Seiichi Kagoshima, Hiroshi Nagasawa, Takashi Sambongi
    Pages 1-3
  3. Seiichi Kagoshima, Hiroshi Nagasawa, Takashi Sambongi
    Pages 4-47
  4. Seiichi Kagoshima, Hiroshi Nagasawa, Takashi Sambongi
    Pages 48-105
  5. Seiichi Kagoshima, Hiroshi Nagasawa, Takashi Sambongi
    Pages 106-143
  6. Seiichi Kagoshima, Hiroshi Nagasawa, Takashi Sambongi
    Pages 144-190
  7. Seiichi Kagoshima, Hiroshi Nagasawa, Takashi Sambongi
    Pages 191-205
  8. Seiichi Kagoshima, Hiroshi Nagasawa, Takashi Sambongi
    Pages 206-218
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 219-235

About this book

Introduction

This volume deals with physical properties of electrically one-dimensional conductors. It includes both a description of basic concepts and a review of recent progress in research. One-dimensional conductors are those materials in which an electric current flows easily in one specific crystal direction while the resistivity is very high in transverse directions. It was about 1973 when much attention began to be focussed on them and investigations started in earnest. The research was stimulated by the successful growth of crystals of the organic conductor TTF-TCNQ and of the inorganic conductor KCP. New concepts, characteristic of one dimension, were established in the in­ vestigations of their properties. Many new one-dimensional conductors were also found and synthesized. This field of research is attractive because of the discovery of new ma­ terials, phenomena and concepts which have only recently found a place in the framework of traditional solid-state physics and materials science. The relation of this topic to the wider field of solid-state sciences is therefore still uncertain. This situation is clearly reflected in the wide distribution of the fields of specialization of researchers. Due to this, and also to the rapid progress of research, no introductory book has been available which covers most of the important fields of research on one-dimensional conductors.

Keywords

crystal crystal structure polymer solid-state physics superconductivity

Authors and affiliations

  • Seiichi Kagoshima
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Nagasawa
    • 2
  • Takashi Sambongi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pure and Applied SciencesUniversity of TokyoMeguro, Tokyo 153Japan
  2. 2.Institute of PhysicsTsukuba UniversityTennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305Japan
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsHokkaido UniversityKita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060Japan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-83179-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83181-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83179-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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