50 Years of Anderson Localization by Elihu Abrahams

By Elihu Abrahams

In his groundbreaking paper Absence of diffusion in yes random lattices (1958) , Philip W Anderson originated, defined and built the actual ideas underlying the phenomenon of the localization of quantum items as a result of sickness. Anderson's 1977 Nobel Prize quotation featured that paper, which was once primary for plenty of next advancements in condensed topic physics and technical functions. After greater than a part century, the topic remains to be of primary value. specifically, within the final 25 years, the phenomenon of localization has proved to be the most important for the certainty of the quantum corridor influence, mesoscopic fluctuations in small conductors, a few elements of quantum chaotic habit, and the localization and collective modes of electromagnetic and subject waves. This targeted and worthwhile quantity celebrates the 5 a long time of the influence of Anderson localization on glossy physics. as well as the old standpoint on its beginning, the amount offers a complete description of the experimental and theoretical features of Anderson localization, including its program in a number of components, which come with disordered metals and the steel insulator transition, mesoscopic physics, classical structures and light-weight, strongly-correlated platforms, and mathematical types.

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