Graduate Texts in Physics

Quantum Physics in the Nanoworld

Schrödinger's Cat and the Dwarfs

Authors: Lüth, Hans

  • Gives a step-by-step derivation of the physical basis of quantum mechanics without using complex mathematics
  • Provides a close linking of experiment and theory
  • Describes most modern experiments related to nanoscience and to the foundation of quantum theory
  • Provides appendices describing the preparation of nanostructures and the importance of interface physics for nanoscience
  • Contains more than 40 problems to deepen the understanding 
  • English language version of a successful German textbook
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About this Textbook

The book deals with all essential aspects of non-relativistic quantum physics up to the quantization of fields. In contrast to common textbooks of quantum mechanics, modern experiments are described both for the purpose of foundation of the theory and in relation to recent applications. In this respect applications to nano-electronics as well as the realization of quantum-bits are presented and discussed. Furthermore, links are made to other important research fields and applications, such as elementary particle physics, solid state physics and nuclear magnetic resonance tomography in medicine. Even though the representation of the topics is largely performed in terms of Dirac´s bra-ket notation and by use of commutator algebra, the concrete description of the physical basis and the corresponding theoretical concepts are emphasized. Because of little requirement of complex mathematics, the book is suitable as an introduction into quantum physics, not only for physicists but also for chemists, biologists, engineers, computer scientists and even for philosophers as far as they are interested in natural philosophy and epistomology.

About the authors

Hans Lüth was born in Aachen, Germany, in 1940. He received the diploma in physics in 1965 and the doctoral degree (PhD) in physics in 1968, both from the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH). Between 1974 and 1986 he held several guest scientist and visiting professor positions at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Centre (USA), the Universities of Paris (F), Aix-Marseille (F) and Modena (I). Since 1980 he is professor for  physics and since 2000 simultaneously professor for electrical engineering at the RWTH Aachen. Additionally, in 1988 he became the director of the Institute of Bio- and Nanosystems (now Peter Grünberg Institut, PGI 9) at the Research Centre Jülich, Germany. Between 2006 and 2007 he was Research Director for Key Technologies at the Research Centre Jülich. For his scientific work and for his globally  used text books he was awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universite de Haute-Alsace, Mulhouse-Colmar (F). His research interests center around semiconductor interface physics and quantum electronics.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Physics in the Nanoworld
Book Subtitle
Schrödinger's Cat and the Dwarfs
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Physics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31238-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31238-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44840-9
Series ISSN
1868-4513
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 466
Additional Information
Original German edition published by Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2009
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