Frontiers of High Pressure Research II: Application of High Pressure to Low-Dimensional Novel Electronic Materials

  • Hans D. Hochheimer
  • Bogdan Kuchta
  • Peter K. Dorhout
  • Jeffery L. Yarger

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 48)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Material Synthesis at High Pressures

  3. Pressure-Induced Phase Transitions

    1. K. R. Allakhverdiev, Şinasi S. Ellialtioğlu
      Pages 119-129
    2. A. N. Babushkin, Y. A. Kandrina, O. L. Kobeleva, S. N. Schkerin, Y. Y. Volkova
      Pages 131-141
    3. F. Rodríguez, M. Hanfland, J. P. Itié, A. Polian
      Pages 143-153
    4. H. Cailleau, T. Luty, M. H. Lemée-Cailleau, E. Collet, M.Buron-Le Cointe, E. Zienkiewicz et al.
      Pages 167-178
  4. Molecular Solids Under High Pressures

About this book


In recent interactions with industrial companies it became quite obvious, that the search for new materials with strong anisotropic properties are of paramount importance for the development of new advanced electronic and magnetic devices. The questions concerning the tailoring of materials with large anisotropic electrical and thermal conductivity were asked over and over again. It became also quite clear that the chance to answer these questions and to find new materials which have these desired properties would demand close collaborations between scientists from different fields. Modem techniques ofcontrolled materials synthesis and advances in measurement and modeling have made clear that multiscale complexity is intrinsic to complex electronic materials, both organic and inorganic. A unified approach to classes of these materials is urgently needed, requiring interdisciplinary input from chemistry, materials science, and solid state physics. Only in this way can they be controlled and exploited for increasingly stringent demands oftechnology. The spatial and temporal complexity is driven by strong, often competing couplings between spin, charge and lattice degrees offreedom, which determine structure-function relationships. The nature of these couplings is a sensitive function of electron-electron, electron-lattice, and spin-lattice interactions; noise and disorder, external fields (magnetic, optical, pressure, etc. ), and dimensionality. In particular, these physical influences control broken-symmetry ground states (charge and spin ordered, ferroelectric, superconducting), metal-insulator transitions, and excitations with respect to broken-symmetries created by chemical- or photo-doping, especially in the form of polaronic or excitonic self-trapping.


Ion carbon carbon nanotube chemistry electronic material fullerene fullerenes molecular solid oxygen polymer quantum dot semiconductor silicon spectroscopy synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans D. Hochheimer
    • 1
  • Bogdan Kuchta
    • 2
  • Peter K. Dorhout
    • 3
  • Jeffery L. Yarger
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Physical and Theoretical ChemistryWroclaw University of TechnologyWroclawPoland
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  4. 4.Department of ChemistryUniversity of WyomingLaramieUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0160-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0520-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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