Principles of Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy: Second Edition by E. L. Wolf

Principles of Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy: Second Edition

byE. L. Wolf

Hardcover | December 17, 2011

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Electron tunnelling spectroscopy is a research tool which has strongly advanced understanding of superconductivity. With the invention of the scanning tunneling microscope, STM, by Nobelists G. Binnig and H. Rohrer, beautiful images of atoms, rings of atoms and of exotic states in hightemperature superconductors have appeared. Some of the most famous images of any kind, at this date, are STM topographs. This book explains the physics and the instrumentation behind the advances illustrated in the famous images, and summarizes the state of knowledge that has resulted. It presentsthe current state of the art of tunneling- and scanning tunneling spectroscopies of atoms, molecules and especially superconductors.The first edition of Principles of Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy has been a standard reference for active researchers for many years. This second edition fully embraces the advances represented by the scanning tunnelling microscope and, especially, scanning tunnelling spectroscopy. Stunning imagesof single atoms and spectral images of impurity states in high temperature superconductors will set this volume apart from its predecessor. The background and current status are provided for applications of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy to single atoms and molecules, includingdetermination of bonding energies and vibrational frequencies. The applications to high temperature superconductivity are carefully introduced and the current status is described. A new section covers the astounding advances in instrumentation, which now routinely provide atomic resolution, and, inaddition, developments in imaging and image processing, such as Fourier Transform Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy.

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Edward Wolf is a condensed matter physicist with long career including industrial and academic, and administrative appointments. He is best known as an authority on electron tunneling spectroscopy, particularly including effects related to superconductivity and the superconducting proximity effect. He has specialized recently in physic...

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Title:Principles of Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy: Second EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:680 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0 inPublished:December 17, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199589496

ISBN - 13:9780199589494

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Tunneling in Normal-State Structures: I3. Spectroscopy of the Superconducting Energy Gap: Quasiparticle and Pair Tunneling4. Conventional Tunneling Spectroscopy of Strong-Coupling Superconductors5. Inhomogeneous Superconductors: the Superconducting Proximity Effect6. Superconducting Phonon Spectra and a2F(o)7. High Tc Electron-Coupled Superconductivity: Cuprate and Iron-Based Superconductors8. Tunneling in Normal-State Structures. II9. Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy (STS) of Single Atoms and Molecules10. Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy (STS) of Superconducting Cuprates, Magnetic Manganites11. Applications of Barrier Tunneling PhenomenaAppendicesA. Experimental Methods of Junction Fabrication and CharacterizationB. Methods of Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy STS and Competing ApproachesC. Tabulated Results

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`Review from previous edition This is a superb updated review of fundamentals, clearly presented, in this growing field by a highly regarded expert.' John Spence, Arizona State University, USA