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REMARKS ON SURFACE-ATOM FORCES IN LONDON AND LIFSHITZ LIMITS

L. P. Pitaevskii

in Problems of Condensed Matter Physics: Quantum coherence phenomena in electron-hole and coupled matter-light systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199238873
eISBN:
9780191716652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238873.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter reviews the Lifshitz equation, which describes the interaction potential of an atom with the surface of a bulk dielectric medium. It shows how to obtain this equation in a more simple ... More


LATTICE CONDUCTION

J. M. Ziman

in Electrons and Phonons: The Theory of Transport Phenomena in Solids

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507796
eISBN:
9780191709937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507796.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter begins with a discussion of the thermal conduction of insulators. It then discusses the calculation of the Umklapp resistance, the problem of long longitudinal waves, theory of ... More


A little elementary acoustics

G. A. D. Briggs and O. V. Kolosov

in Acoustic Microscopy: Second Edition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199232734
eISBN:
9780191716355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232734.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Solids support both longitudinal and shear acoustic waves; fluids support only longitudinal waves, with attenuation proportional to the viscosity and to the square of the frequency. The longitudinal ... More


Coupled Oscillations—Two Degrees of Freedom

Mohammad Samiullah

in A First Course in Vibrations and Waves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198729785
eISBN:
9780191804113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729785.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The motion of systems with two coupled degrees of freedom is studied in this chapter. The ideas of linear systems and normal modes are explored in detail. Both algebraic and matrix methods for ... More


Tyres

David J. N. Limebeer and Matteo Massaro

in Dynamics and Optimal Control of Road Vehicles

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198825715
eISBN:
9780191864636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825715.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Chapter 3 focuses on modern tyre modelling. While classical two-dimensional nonholonomic- constraint models work reasonably well at very low speeds, these models are not acceptable in realistic ... More


Magnetothermoelectricity

Kamran Behnia

in Fundamentals of Thermoelectricity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199697663
eISBN:
9780191793462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697663.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The chapter is devoted to the effect of magnetic field on transport properties in general and on thermoelectric coefficients in particular. There are two consequences to the application of magnetic ... More


Magnetic Information Storage

Kannan M. Krishnan

in Fundamentals and Applications of Magnetic Materials

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199570447
eISBN:
9780191813504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570447.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Magnetic information storage has evolved rapidly, with advances in materials, either by scaling or by incorporating newly discovered phenomena, contributing significantly in their evolution from ... More


The Interacting System of Metallic Electrons and Phonons

J. B. Ketterson

in The Physics of Solids

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198742906
eISBN:
9780191821523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742906.003.0021
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The previous chapters considered the electronic excitations and the lattice vibrations (phonons) of a solid as arising separately. This chapter discusses their mutual interaction. Lattice vibrations ... More


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