By Pablo Esquinazi (auth.), Professor Dr. Pablo Esquinazi (eds.)
This e-book presents a wealth of data at the effect of quantum-tunneling structures at the low-temperature homes of solids. It studies the thermodynamic, acoustic, dielectric and optical homes of amorphous and crystalline solids. the most recent experiments on long-time spectral diffusion and warmth unencumber, electrical box and pressure results, quantum tunneling on mild atoms like H and D, in addition to non-equilibrium phenomena are completely mentioned when it comes to the interplay with and among tunneling platforms. numerous impressive theoretical contributions offer an outline of the main unique principles and theoretical tools used to appreciate the character and dynamics of tunneling platforms in solids and their interactions. The publication introduces the non-expert reader to the phenomenological average tunneling version and its extra improvement, the gentle strength version. The chapters of the ebook provide complete descriptions of the experimental and theoretical equipment of the proper experiments and types within the attention-grabbing box of the physics of glasses and disordered solids.