Lectures. Field theories in physics of disordered conductors; D.E. Khmelnitskii. Non-Fermi-liquid metals in low dimensions; C. Di Castro, S. Capara. Counting statistics of mesoscopic noise; L.S. Levitov. Coulomb blockade and Kondo effect in quantum dots; L.I. Glazman, M. Pustinik. Quantum coherent transport: from mesoscopic circuits to molecular wires; H. Bouchiat, R. Deblock, M. Ferrier, S. Gueron, A. Kasumov, M. Kociak, B. Reulet. Phase measurements in quantum dots; A. Silva, M. Heiblum. Superconducting quantum bit based on the Cooper pair box; D. Vion, A. Aassime, A. Cottet, P. Joyez, H. Pothier, C. Urbina, D. Esteve, M. Devoret. Dissipation in Josephson qubits; Yu. Makhlin, G. Schön, A. Shnirman. Entanglement and decoherence studies in cavity QED experiments; J.-M. Raimond. Seminars. Quantum electromechanical systems; K. Schwab. Possible weak temperature dependence of electron dephasing; V.V. Afonin, J. Bergli, Y.M. Galperin, V.L. Gurevich, V.I. Gozub. Momentum-resolved tunneling: spectroscopic tool and basis for device applications; M. Governdale, U. Zülicke. Edge states and quantum Hall effects in d+id' superconductors; B. Horovitz, A. Golub. Universal scaling flow diagram for magnetoconductance; S.S. Murzin, M. Weiss, A.G.M. Jansen. Fluctuations of the anisotropy energy in nanoscale ferromagnetic particles; S. Kleff, J. von Delft. Full counting statistics in multi-terminal normal metal tunnel junction structures; J. Börlin, W. Belzig, C. Bruder. Resonant Cooper-pair tunneling: counting statistics and frequency-dependent current noise; A.A. Clerk. Influence of thermal fluctuations on an underdamped Josephson tunnel junction; I.S. Beloborodov, F.W.J. Hekking, F.Pistolesi. Quantum computing with many superconducting qubits; J.Q. You, J.S. Tsai, F. Nori. Few-electron liquid and solid phases in artificial molecules at high magnetic field; M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, E. Molinari. Phase coherence and spin dynamics; M.Y. Veillette.
An introduction and comprehensive survey of the main issues in mesosocopic physics. Topics covered include quantum Hall effects, transport through quantum wires and dots, coherence in mesoscopic systems, spintronics, disordered systems, and solid state quantum computation. Some contributions are dedicated to the connections between nanoscience and biophysics and quantum optics.
Although the topics mentioned have many aspects in common, they span a wide area of physics. It is therefore especially important to provide a broad view of this rapidly expanding field. Thanks to the excellent presentations, the book will be found suitable both for young researchers who want to enter the field and stimulating for more experienced scientists.