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Physics of Ice

Victor F. Petrenko and Robert W. Whitworth

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198518945
eISBN:
9780191707247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198518945.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

Ice is one of the most abundant and environmentally important materials on Earth, and its unique and intriguing physical properties present fascinating areas of study. This book takes as its subject ... More


Electrical properties—experimental

Victor F. Petrenko and Robert W. Whitworth

in Physics of Ice

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198518945
eISBN:
9780191707247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198518945.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

After reviewing the experimental techniques used to study the electrical properties of ice, this chapter describes measurements of dielectric relaxation and conductivity on ‘pure’ ice and their ... More


Neurons and Simple Memory Circuits

Howard Eichenbaum

in The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778614
eISBN:
9780199932962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778614.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter summarizes some of the key fundamental concepts about the anatomy and physiology of neurons, including the molecular basis of the unusual electrical properties of neurons, different ... More


SEMI-CONDUCTORS AND LUMINESCENCE

R. E. Peierls

in Quantum Theory of Solids

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507819
eISBN:
9780191709913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507819.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter studies intrinsic semi-conductors. Topics covered include number of carriers, electrical properties, density gradients and space charge, rectifying contacts, and electrons not in thermal ... More


Metallic Compounds

Mark Ladd

in Bonding, Structure and Solid-State Chemistry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198729945
eISBN:
9780191818783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729945.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Chapter 5 is devoted to the properties of the metallic bond and semiconductors. The Drude–Lorentz free-electron model is discussed together with its applications. The Hall effect demonstrates the ... More


Electrophysiological techniques

Jean Mironneau

in Current Methods in Muscle Physiology: Advantages, Problems and Limitations

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523970
eISBN:
9780191724480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523970.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter focuses on various electrophysiological techniques. The voltage-clamp technique has been a powerful tool in the development of membrane biophysics. Applied to large cells, such as squid ... More


Surfaces and interfaces

B. K. Ridley FRS

in Quantum Processes in Semiconductors

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199677214
eISBN:
9780191760624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677214.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Every semiconductor has a surface whose effect stretches into the bulk. Surfaces represent a terminal disruption of periodicity and acquire properties that are different from the bulk. This chapter ... More


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