Department of Physics & Astronomy

Michael Pollak

Michael Pollak

Michael Pollak

Professor Emeritus

Office:Physics 3047
Email: pollak@ucr.edu
Fax: (951) 827-4529

Phone: (949) 497-1069
3051 Mt. View Dr.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Research Interests:

  • Condensed matter theory
  • Physics of disordered systems
  • Many-body effects
  • Non-ergodic phenomena
  • Glassy dynamics
  • Macromolecules


Ph.D. 1959, University of Pittsburgh

Selected Publications:

    1. A. Andres, M. Ortuno and M. Pollak, Collective Variable Range Hopping in the Coulomb Gap, Phys. Rev. B.73, 45123 (2006)
    2. M. Pollak and Z. Ovadyahu, A Model for the Electron Glass, Phys. Stat. Solidi C 3, 205, 2006
    3. M. Pollak, Three Prevalent Properties of Disordered Systems and their Common Cause, Phys. Stat. Solidi C 3, 283, 2006
    4. M. Pollak, A many-body theory of conduction in electron glasses, J. of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials 8, 2024, 2006 (Grigorovici Festschrift)
    5. Z. Ovadyahu and M. Pollak, History Dependent Relaxation and the Energy Scale of Correlations in the Electron Glass, Phys. Rev. B 68, 184204 (2003)
    7. A. Vaknin, Z. Ovadyahu and M. Pollak, "Aging Effects in an Anderson Insulator", Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3402 (2000)
    8. A. Vaknin, Z. Ovadyahu, and M. Pollak, "Evidence for Interaction in Nonergodic Electronic Transport", Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 669 (1998)
    9. M. Pollak and Z. Ovadyahu, "Non-ergodic Dynamics of an Electron Glass", J. de Physique I., 7, 1595 (1997)
    10. J. Talamantes, M. Pollak and L. Elam, "Level Spacing Distribution and Elastic Hopping in the Coulomb Glass", Europhys. Lett. 35, 511 (1996)
    11. V. Gasparian and M. Pollak, "The Buttiker-Landauer Interaction Times for One-dimensional Random Layered Systems", Phys. Rev. B 47, 2038 (1993)
    12. M. Mochena and M. Pollak, "A Method for Low Temperature Properties of Interacting Particles in Random Media", Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 109, 1991
    13. M. Pollak, "Dynamics of Interacting Electrons in Aperiodic Solids", Energy Transfer Dynamics, T. W. Barrett and H. A. Pohl eds., (Froehlich Festschrift) Springer Verlag 1987.
    14. M. Pollak and M. Ortuno, "The Effect of Coulomb Interactions on Anderson Localization", J. Non-cryst. Solids 77, 331(1985)
    15. M. Pollak, "Non-ergodic Behavior of Anderson Insulators with and without Coulomb Interactions", Phil. Mag. B 50, 265 (1984)
    16. M. Pollak, "A Scaling Theory for Transport in Anderson Localized Disordered Systems", J. Phys. C 15, 1685 (1982)
      M. Pollak and M. L. Knotek, Correlation Effects in Hopping Transport, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 32, 141 (1979) (Mott Festschrift)
    17. M. Pollak and H. Glick, "Evidence for Electrically Induced Partial Strand separation in DNA", Biopolymers 16, 1107‑1113  (1977)
    18. M. Pollak, "A Percolation Approach to dc Hopping Conduction", J. Non-Cryst Solids 11, 1 (1972)
    19. M. Pollak, "A Dielectric theory of Amorphous Semiconductors", Proc. Roy. Soc. (London) A325, 383 (1971)
    20. M. Pollak, "Effect of Carrier-carrier Interactions on Some Transport Properties in Disordered Semiconductors", Disc. Faraday Soc. 50, 13 (1970)
    21. M. Pollak and R. Rein, "An Electrical Mechanism for Strand Separation of DNA", J. Theor. Biology 19, 333 (1968)
    22. M. Pollak, "On the Dielectric Dispersion of Polyelectrolytes with Application to DNA", J. Chem. Phys. 43, 908 (1965)

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