microscopic theory

microscopic theory

[¦mī·krə¦skäp·ik ′thē·ə·rē]
(physics)
A theory concerned with the interactions of atoms, molecules, or their constituents, involving distances on the order of 10-10 meter or less, which underlie observable phenomena.
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Part four introduces the concept of non-commutative geometry and uses it to analyze microscopic theory.
Citing a growing demand for solid-state physicists and electronics engineers to understand the microscopic theory of semiconductors in order to design and optimize optical and electronic devices for desired characteristics, Haug (emeritus, Institute of Theoretical Physics, U.
Other topics being pursued in the group are microscopic theory of friction, optical in-line holography and LEEPS (Low Energy Electron Point Source) microscopy.
David Pines of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign believes it will be two years from the original 1986 discovery of the 35 K materials before a mechanism is identified, and another five years before a microscopic theory is developed.
Among the topics are stochastic dynamics, an oscillator coupled to a harmonic bath, a perturbative approach to exciton relaxation in molecular aggregates, the microscopic theory of linear absorption and fluorescence, and two-dimensional spectroscopy applications for photosynthetic excitons.
In the first two sections (the textbook) Larkin and Varlamov describe phenomenological methods with topics such as fluctuation thermodynamics and transport and present the tools of microscopic theory such as the derivation of the TDGL equation.
Microscopic Theory of Luminescence and its Application to Optical Refrigeration of Semiconductors (Greg Rupper, Nai H.
The topics include exotic nuclei with open heavy flavor mesons, baryon anti-decuplet in the chiral quark-soliton model, chiral properties of baryons, exotic cluster structures excited by two neutron transfers, coherent pions from neutrino scattering off nuclei, the present status of microscopic theory for complex nucleus-nucleus interactions, and nuclear and particle physics with ultra-intense lasers.