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Editors: Friedman, Jonathan R. ; Han, Siyuan (Amherst College)
Book Description:
Despite the twenty-year existence of the field of macroscopic quantum phenomena (MQP), there is no clear consensus about what MQP means. While it is not hard to decide if a system is a macroscopic or quantum, it is difficult to determine when both conditions exist. This book presents a selection of papers on new discoveries in the study of MQP, with the hope of serving as a starting point for further investigation.

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Foreword.

Chapter 1: Macroscopic Quantum Mechanics of the Current-Biased Josephson Junction; pp. 1-34
(Michel H. Devoret, Daniel Esteve, C. Urbina, John Martinis, Andrew Cleland, and John Clarke).

Chapter 2: Quantum Mechanics at the Macroscopic Level: Experiments on Josephson Junctions; pp. 35-57
(Paolo Silvestrini, Berardo Ruggiero, and Yuri N. Ovchinnikov).

Chapter 3: Macroscopic Quantum Phenomena in SQUIDs; pp. 59-95 (Siyuan Han).

Chapter 4: Quantum Coherence in a Superconducting Single-Electron Box; pp. 97-129
(Y. Nakamura and J.S. Tsai).

Chapter 5: Magnetization Reversal by Quantum Tunneling in Nanometer-Sized Particles and Clusters; pp. 131-177
(Wolfgang Wernsdorfer).

Chapter 6: Resonant Magnetization Tunneling in Molecular Magnets; pp. 179-218
(Jonathan R. Friedman).

Chapter 7: Spin Tunneling in Molecular Magnets; pp. 219-252
(Anupam Garg).

Chapter 8: Solitons, Instantons and Mesoscopic Quantum Phenomena in Magnetism; pp. 253-298
(Hans-Benjamin Braun).

Chapter 9: From Microscopic towards Mesoscopic: Quantum State Engineering with Cold Trapped Ions; pp. 299-335
(B.E. King, Q.A. Turchette, C.J. Myatt, C.S. Wood, D. Leibfried, D. Kielpinski, W.M. Itano, C. Monroe, and D.J. Wineland).

Chapter 10: Theory of Bose-Einstein Condensation of Laser-Cooled Neutral Atoms; pp. 337-360
(Masahito Ueda).

Chapter 11: Collective Collapse of a Bose-Einstein Condensates;
pp. 361-378
(C.A. Sackett, J.M. Gerton, M. Welling, and R.G. Hulet).

Chapter 12: Tunneling of Defects in Metals; pp. 379-409
(Norman O. Birge and Brage Golding).

Chapter 13: Josephson-Junction Qubits and the Readout Process by Single-Electron Transistors; pp. 411-446
(Yuriy Makhiln, Gerd Schon, and Alexander Shnirman).

Chapter 14: Continuous Weak Measurement of the Macroscopic Quantum Coherent Oscillations; pp. 447-470
(D.V. Averin).

Index.

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-59033-224-5
   Status: AV
  
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