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Theory – the bare essentials

Erich H. Kisi and Christopher J. Howard

in Applications of Neutron Powder Diffraction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780198515944
eISBN:
9780191705663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515944.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter presents the properties of thermal neutrons. Their wavelength (from the de Broglie equation) is well suited to the investigation of condensed matter, i.e., to the study of liquids, ... More


Introduction to Quantum Theory

Wai-Kee Li, Gong-Du Zhou, and Thomas Chung Wai Mak

in Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216949
eISBN:
9780191711992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216949.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

This chapter covers the rudiments of quantum theory, including the dual nature of light and matter, the Uncertainty Principle and probability concept, the electronic wavefunction, and the probability ... More


ELECTRON OPTICS

JOHN C. H. SPENCE

in High-Resolution Electron Microscopy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199552757
eISBN:
9780191708664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552757.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter discusses the electron wavelength, relativistic effects, ray diagram for a typical electron microscope, simple electron optics theory and approximations for ideal lenses. The constant ... More


Nano-Mechanical Oscillator and Basic Dynamics: Part I

Duncan G. Steel

in Introduction to Quantum Nanotechnology: A Problem Focused Approach

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192895073
eISBN:
9780191924149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895073.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This discussion introduces the student to the reality, in quantum technology, that analysis of any problem necessarily begins with the Hamiltonian representing the system. The quantum Hamiltonian ... More


Mean-Field Theories

Eldred H. Chimowitz

in Introduction to Critical Phenomena in Fluids

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195119305
eISBN:
9780197561249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195119305.003.0009
Subject:
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

The most widely used analytic models for representing thermodynamic behavior in supercritical ßuids are of the mean-Þeld variety. In addition to the practical interest in studying this topic, this ... More


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