By Bernhard Kramer
The current quantity, forty three of Advances in reliable country Physics, comprises the written types of many of the plenary and invited lectures of the Spring assembly of the Condensed subject Physics component of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft held from March 24 to twenty-eight, 2003 in Dresden, Germany. some of the topical talks given on the quite a few and extremely vigorous symposia also are incorporated. They coated an incredibly attention-grabbing decisions of well timed matters. hence the e-book really displays the prestige of the sphere of reliable nation physics in 2003, and explains its acceptance, not just in Germany but additionally the world over.
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4 Discussion We will ﬁrst take a closer look at the tunneling rate at low temperatures. We analyze the isotope-dependent hopping rates in the WKB approximation without isotope shifts of the zero-point energy (ZPE). The exponent in the WKB approximation for the tunneling rate can be evaluated for one isotope by using the measured rate and assuming an attempt rate for tunneling on the order of the external vibrational frequencies (AQT = 5 × 1012 /s). With an assumed mass diﬀerence of 1 amu, we then compare the measured rates to obtain the tunneling masses.
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