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Introduction to Mesoscopic Physics


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Preface Preface to the second edition List of symbols 1: Introduction and a brief review of experimental systems 2: Quantum transport, Anderson Localization 3: Dephasing by coupling with the environment, application to Coulomb electron-electron interactions in metals 4: Mesoscopic effects in equilibrium and static properties 5: Quantum interference effects in transport properties, the Landauer formulation and applications 6: The Quantum Hall Effect 7: Mesoscopics with superconductivity 8: Noise in mesoscopic systems 9: Concluding remarks A. The Kubo, linear response, formulation B. The Kubo-Greenwood Conductivity and the Edwards-Thouless Relationships C. The Aharonov-Bohm Effect and the Byers-Yang and Bloch Theorem D. Derivation of matrix elements in the diffusion regime E. Careful treatment of dephasing in 2D conductors at low temperatures F. Anomalies in the density of states (DOS) G. Quasiclassical theory of spectral correlations H. Details of the four-terminal formulation I. Universality of the conductance fluctuations in terms of the universal correlation of transmission eigenvalues J. The conductance of ballistic 'point contacts'

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Professor Andrew Briggs, University of Oxford

Dr Oleg Kolosov, University of Lancaster Books by the same author Acoustic Microscopy 1st edition by Briggs. Published: 1992
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`This interesting and relatively brief new book brings the reader into contact with some exciting developments in a very active area of condensed matter physics.It provides a ready reference to the main themes and results and belongs on the desks of all workers in this field.' Physics Today `Imry takes pains to identify issues that have engendered controversy, such as the "correct" relation of the Landauer formalism to measured resistances.' Physics Today `This is an excellent introduction to a new field of physics. It should appeal to teachers looking for a course that crosses the boundaries between traditional courses on statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and solid-state physics.' Journal of Statistical Physics `Advanced researchers will benefit from Imry's insightful qualitative explanations.A complete and up-to-date list of references provides a starting point for a more detailed understanding.' Journal of Statistical Physics

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