Sir Nevill Mott: 65 Years in Physics

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This volume contains a discriminating selection of papers with commentaries by one of the most creative theoretical physicists of our century, Nobel Laureate Sir Nevill Mott. His pioneering contributions (1928 - 1993) include Fermi liquid theory, metal-insulator transition, the theory of noncrystalline materials, high-temperature superconductivity and many other discoveries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789810222376
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1995
  • Series: Series in 20th Century Physics
  • Pages: 752
  • Product dimensions: 7.83 (w) x 10.44 (h) x 1.88 (d)

Table of Contents

I My Research Career (Introductory Remarks) 1
II Selected Papers from 1928 to 1993 with Several Update Comments
1 The Solution of the Wave Equation for the Scattering of Particles by a Coulombian Centre of Force 3
2 The Scattering of Fast Electrons by Atomic Nuclei 13
3 The Wave Mechanics of [alpha]-Ray Tracks 31
4 The Collision between Two Electrons 39
5 The Polarisation of Electrons by Double Scattering 49
6 The Internal Conversion of the [gamma]-Rays and Nuclear Level Systems of the Thorium B and C Bodies 79
7 Energy Relations in the [beta]-Ray Type of Radioactive Disintegration 91
8 A Theory of the Form of the X-Ray Emission Bands of Metals 103
9 The Theory of the Photolysis of Silver Bromide and the Photographic Latent Image 111
10 Conduction in Polar Crystals I. Electrolytic Conduction in Solid Salts 129
11 Energy Levels in Real and Ideal Crystals 145
12 The Theory of Crystal Rectifiers 153
13 A Theory of the Formation of Protective Oxide Films on Metals 167
14 Atomic Physics and the Strength of Metals 171
15 Theory of the Oxidation of Metals 185
16 A Theory of Work-Hardening of Metal Crystals 209
17 Work-Hardening and the Initiation and Spread of Fatigue Cracks 237
18 The Transition from the Metallic to the Non-Metallic State 241
19 The Theory of Impurity Conduction 259
20 The Theory of Magnetism in Transition Metals 317
21 Electrons in Disordered Structures 319
22 Localised States in Disordered Lattices 415
23 Conduction in Non-Crystalline Systems I. Localised Electronic States in Disordered Systems 429
24 Conduction in Non-Crystalline Systems II. The Metal-Insulator Transition in a Random Array of Centres 441
25 Polarons in Transition-Metal Oxides 457
26 Conduction in Non-Crystalline Materials III. Localized States in a Pseudogap and Near Extremities of Conduction and Valence Bands 465
27 Conduction and Switching in Non-Crystalline Materials 483
28 Metal-Ammonia Solutions 497
29 On the Metal-Non-Metal Transition in Sodium-Ammonia Solutions 515
30 The Hall Effect Near the Metal-Insulator Transition 529
31 Metal-Insulator Transition 535
32 The Kondo Effect and the Highly Correlated Gas 549
33 The Anderson Transition 555
34 Hopping Conduction in [actual symbol not reproducible] 593
35 States in the Gap in Chalcogenide Glasses 599
36 Explanation of the Large Spin-Dependent Recombination Effect in Semiconductors 621
37 Metal-Insulator Transitions in Metal-Ammonia Solutions 625
38 Metals, Non-Metals and Metal-Non-Metal Transitions: Some Recollections 631
39 Is There Ever a Minimum Metallic Conductivity? 647
40 Knight Shift in Metallic Si:P 651
41 The Mobility Edge Since 1967 657
42 Oxidation of Silicon 685
43 High-Temperature Superconductivity: the Spin Polaron Theory 709
44 Polaron Models of High-Temperature Superconductors 723
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