By Elihu Abrahams
In his groundbreaking paper Absence of diffusion in definite random lattices (1958) , Philip W Anderson originated, defined and constructed the actual rules underlying the phenomenon of the localization of quantum gadgets as a result of illness. Anderson's 1977 Nobel Prize quotation featured that paper, which was once basic for plenty of next advancements in condensed topic physics and technical functions. After greater than a part century, the topic remains to be of basic significance. particularly, within the final 25 years, the phenomenon of localization has proved to be an important for the knowledge of the quantum corridor impact, mesoscopic fluctuations in small conductors, a few elements of quantum chaotic habit, and the localization and collective modes of electromagnetic and subject waves. This certain and worthy quantity celebrates the 5 many years of the impression of Anderson localization on glossy physics. as well as the historic standpoint on its beginning, the amount presents a accomplished description of the experimental and theoretical elements of Anderson localization, including its software in numerous parts, which come with disordered metals and the steel insulator transition, mesoscopic physics, classical platforms and light-weight, strongly-correlated structures, and mathematical versions.
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50 Years of Anderson Localization by Elihu Abrahams