Condensed-Matter and Materials Physics: The Science of the World Around Us by Solid State Sciences Committee, Committee on CMMP 2010, National Research Council, Board on Physics and Astronomy, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Academy of Sciences (Paperback, 2007)
The development of transistors, the integrated circuit, liquid-crystal displays, and even DVD players can be traced back to fundamental research pioneered in the field of condensed-matter and materials physics (CMPP). The United States has been a leader in the field, but that status is w in jeopardy. Condensed-Matter and Materials Physics, part of the Physics 2010 decadal survey project, assesses the present state of the field in the United States, examines possible directions for the 21st century, offers a set of scientific challenges for American researchers to tackle, and makes recommendations for effective spending of federal funds. This book maintains that the field of CMPP is certain to be principle to both scientific and ecomic advances over the next decade and the lack of an achievable plan would leave the United States behind. This book's discussion of the intellectual and techlogical challenges of the coming decade centers around six grand challenges concerning energy demand, the physics of life, information techlogy, natechlogy, complex phemena, and behavior far from equilibrium. Policy makers, university administrators, industry research and development executives dependent upon developments in CMPP, and scientists working in the field will find this book of interest.
Committee on CMMP 2010, Solid State Sciences Committee, National Research Council
Board on Physics and Astronomy, Committee on CMMP 2010, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Solid State Sciences Committee