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Title Photoinduced phase transitions / editor, K. Nasu
Published Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (vii, 345 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Theories for photoinduced structural phase transitions and their dynamics / Keiichiro Nasu -- Time-resolved spectroscopy of the dynamics of photoinduced ionic-to-neutral phase transition in tetrathiafulvalen-p-chloranil crystals / Katsumi Tanimura -- Study on the cooperative photoinduced low-spin to high-spin state conversion processes / Osamu Sakai and Tetsuo Ogawa -- Femtosecond dynamics of the photo-induced lattice rearrangements in quasi-one-dimensional halogen-bridged platinum complexes / Tohru Suemoto, Shinichi Tomimoto and Taira Matsuoka -- Monte Carlo simulations on Ising-like models for photoinduced phase transitions / Tohru Kawamoto and Shuji Abe -- Photoinduced phase transitions in one-dimensional correlated electron systems / Hiroshi Okamoto, Shin-ichiro Iwai and Hiroyuki Matsuzaki -- Probing photoinduced structural phase transitions by fast or ultra-fast time-resolved X-ray diffraction / Hervé Cailleau, Eric Collet, Marylise Buron-Le Cointe, Marie-Hélène Lemée-Cailleau and Shin-ya Koshihara
Summary A new class of insulating solids was recently discovered. When irradiated by a few visible photons, these solids give rise to a macroscopic excited domain that has new structural and electronic orders quite different from the starting ground state. This occurrence is called "photoinduced phase transition", and this multi-authored book reviews recent theoretical and experimental studies of this new phenomenon. Why and how do photoexcited few electrons finally result in an excited domain with a macroscopic size? How is the resultant photoinduced phase different from the ordinary thermal-induced phase? This review volume answers those essential questions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at chapter ends, and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Exciton theory.
Phase transformations (Statistical physics)
Charge transfer -- Research
Ionic crystals -- Spectra.
High spin physics.
SCIENCE -- Physics -- Condensed Matter.
Exciton theory.
High spin physics.
Ionic crystals -- Spectra.
Phase transformations (Statistical physics)
Form Electronic book
Author Nasu, K. (Keiichirō), 1946- editor.
ISBN 9812387633