editors, E.I. Rashba, M.D. Sturge
This paperback edition of a volume originally published in 1982 contains a selection of chapters which offer a thorough introduction to the field of excitons. The chapters were selected by the Editors with the needs of graduate students and experienced research scientists wishing to enter this field in mind. The resulting text should be equally suitable for individual study and for organized courses and study groups. An extended bibliography and indices including references to chapters printed only in the hard-bound edition make the selection a useful reference book. The book emphasises the underlying unity of the subject, trespassing the artificial educational and semantic barriers which often separate chemists from physicists. The book consists of separate, self-contained chapters written by prominent experts in the USSR, USA and Japan covering the fundamentals of exciton theory and the salient experimental results. It presents an authoritative and thorough treatment of the subject by leading researchers in their particular fields and includes recent advances.