Springer Series in Optical Sciences

Photons in Natural and Life Sciences

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Authors: Lewerenz, Hans-Joachim

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The book describes first the principle photon generation processes from nuclear reactions, electron motion and from discrete quantum transitions. It then focuses on the use of photons in various selected fields of modern natural and life sciences. It bridges disciplines such as physics, chemistry, earth- and materials science, proteomics, information technology, photoelectrochemistry, photosynthesis and spintronics. Advanced light sources and their use in natural and life sciences are emphasized and the effects related to the quantum nature of photons (quantum computing, teleportation) are described. The content encompasses among many other examples the role of photons on the origin of life and on homochirality in biology, femtosecond laser slicing, photothermal cancer therapy, the use of gamma rays in materials science, photoelectrochemical surface conditioning, quantum information aspects and photo-spintronics. The book is written for scientists and graduate students from all related disciplines who are interested in the science beyond their immediate research field. It is meant to encourage interdisciplinary research and development in an age where nanoscience results in a convergence of formerly more disparate science.

About the authors

10/2008-present: Associate Director, Institute Solar Fuels and Energy Storage, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB)

2007: Adjunct Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

2000-present: Head, Interface Engineering Group, Hahn-Meitner Institute (HMI)

1996-1998: Visiting Professor, North Carolina State University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Raleigh, USA

1994-2000: Guest Professor, Brandenburg-Technical University Cottbus, Germany

1982-1994: Head, Department of Interfaces, HMI

1994-2000 Professor of Physics at Technical University Berlin

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • On the Origin of Light

    Lewerenz, Hans-Joachim

    Pages 1-41

  • Sources of Spectral Photon Radiation

    Lewerenz, Hans-Joachim

    Pages 43-66

  • Photon Generation in Electronic Transitions: Lasers and Nanoscopic Sources

    Lewerenz, Hans-Joachim

    Pages 67-110

  • High-Energy Photons for Surface/Interface Analysis and Materials Science

    Lewerenz, Hans-Joachim

    Pages 111-155

  • Photon Management: Photonic Crystals, Photosynthesis and Semiconductor–Enzyme Junctions

    Lewerenz, Hans-Joachim

    Pages 157-219

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Photons in Natural and Life Sciences
Book Subtitle
An Interdisciplinary Approach
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Optical Sciences
Series Volume
157
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-23749-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-23749-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-23748-5
Series ISSN
0342-4111
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 288
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