Electronic States and Phases Induced by Electric or Optical Impacts - IMPACT 2012 (2832)
September 10, 2012 – September 14, 2012
Serguei Brazovskii, LPTMS - CNRS & Paris Sud, France
Victor Yakovenko, University of Maryland
Luca Perfetti, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Natasha Kirova, LPS - CNRS & Paris Sud, France
Recent years have witnessed an emergence and very rapid development of a new activity in condensed matter physics. The goal is to achieve controlled transformations of electronic states, or even of whole phases, by external impacts. There are two main directions: the electrostatic effects of very strong electric fields and the effects of supercritical optical pumping; the latest trend is to employ them in combination. These studies have demonstrated an explosive development during last two years.