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Quantum mesoscopic physics covers a whole class in interference effects related to the propagation of waves in complex and random media. These effects are ubiquitous in physics, from the behaviour of electrons in metals and semiconductors to the propagation of electromagnetic waves in suspensions such as colloids, and quantum systems like cold atomic gases. A solid introduction to quantum mesoscopic physics, this book is a modern account of the problem of coherent wave propagation in random media. It provides a unified account of the basic theoretical tools and methods, highlighting the common aspects of the various optical and electronic phenomena involved and presenting a large number of experimental results. With over 200 figures, and exercises throughout, the book was originally published in 2007 and is ideal for graduate students in physics, electrical engineering, applied physics, acoustics and astrophysics. It will also be an interesting reference for researchers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521855129
ISBN-10: 0521855128
Format: Hardback
(247mm x 174mm x 33mm)
Pages: 608
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Gilles Montambaux

Eric Akkermans is a Professor of Physics at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. From 1993-1997 he was the International Editor of the Journal de Physique. He has worked in Israel, France, the USA, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy. Gilles Montambaux is the CNRS Research Director at the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Universite Paris-Sud. From 1997-2005, he was the International Editor of the European Journal of Physics B, and since 2000, he has been Editor of Annales de Physique. He has worked across Europe as well as in Israel and the USA.

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