When we first had the idea of organizing the International Conference on Localization, Interaction, and Transport Phenomena in Impure Metals we expected to bring together at most a hundred physicists. The fact that more than a hundred and fifty participated clearly shows that the topic of the meeting was of great interest to an important fraction of the solid state physics community. In fact, remembering that the localization problem is already a quarter of a century old, it is quite amazing to see how, during the last five years, new and very successful theoretical models emerged which were confirmed by sometimes ingenious experiments. The number of groups involved in the study of localization or related problems in the transport properties of matter even seems to be increasing. The main purpose of this conference was to review the present status of activities in the localization field and hopefully to stimulate new ideas. A study of the Conference Proceedings ascertains that we were successful in reaching these two goals. Moreover, the presence of the authors of the about ninety contributed papers published in the supplement volume assured the very lively atmosphere which characterizes successful conferences. We think that this was the most important ingredient for achieving the second goal in particular. We thank our sponsors for their support, which was given unreluctantly and generously. Especially, we gratefully acknowledge the hospitality of the PTB and the city of Braunschweig during the time of the meeting.
Table of ContentsLocalization, Interaction, and Transport Phenomena in Impure Metals. An Introduction.- I Invited Papers.- Some Unresolved Questions in the Theory of Localization.- Localization and Interaction in Quasi-Two-Dimensional Metallic Films.- Weak Localization in Silicon Mosfets: Isotropic and Anisotropic Two-Dimensional Electron Gases.- Transport as a Consequence of Incident Carrier Flux.- Interaction Effects in Weakly Localized Regime of Metallic Films.- The Conductor Insulator Transition in Strongly Disordered Systems.- Recent Develdpments in the Metal-Insulator Transition.- The Scaling Theory of Localisation.- Anderson Transition and Nonlinear ?-Model.- Localization and Superconductivity.- Aperiodic Structure in the Magnetoresistance of Very Narrow Metallic Rings and Lines.- Theory of Weak Localization and Superconducting Fluctuations.- Preparation and Physics of Novel Microstructures for Localization Studies.- Fluctuation and Localization Effects in Quasi-One-Dimensional Metallic Structures.- Theory of Fluctuation Phenomena in Kinetics.- Quasi One-Dimensional Transport in Narrow Silicon Accumulation Layers.- Experiments on Localization and Interaction in a Strong Magnetic Field.- Localization and the Integral Quantum Hall Effect.- Quantum Hall Effect and Additional Oscillations of Conductivity in Weak Magnetic Fields.- Electron-Phonon Scattering in Dirty Metals.- Electron Scattering Times in Thin Metal Films: Experimental Results.- Inelastic Lifetime of Conduction Electrons as Determined from Non-Localization Methods.- Comments of Some Aspects of the Localization and Interaction Problem.- II Titles of Contributed Papers.- Localization in One Dimension.- Weak Localization in Three Dimensions.- Flux Quantization in Normal Rings.- Two-Dimensional Systems.- Localization, Magnetism and Superconductivity.- Metal-Insulator Transition.- Localization and Interaction in the Magnetic Field.- Inelastic Scattering Times.- Conference Photograph.- Index of Contributors.