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Basic Concepts

M. E. LINES and A. M. GLASS

in Principles and Applications of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198507789
eISBN:
9780191709944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507789.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book looks at some concepts leading to a basic understanding of ferroelectricity. Depending on their geometry, crystals are commonly classified into seven systems: triclinic (the least ... More


Superlattice and Quantum-Well Band Structure

Vurgaftman Igor

in Bands and Photons in III-V Semiconductor Quantum Structures

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198767275
eISBN:
9780191821431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767275.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter presents typical band structures for superlattices and quantum wells computed using the methods described in Chapter 9. It identifies important features of the conduction and valence ... More


Nontraditional techniques

Wolfgang Schmickler

in Interfacial Electrochemistry

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195089325
eISBN:
9780197560563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195089325.003.0021
Subject:
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

The traditional electrochemical techniques are based on the measurement of current and potential, and, in the case of liquid electrodes, of the surface ... More


The physical properties of crystals and their description by tensors

Christopher Hammond

in The Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198738671
eISBN:
9780191801938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738671.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The chapter starts with a general introduction of the topics covered here. If provides an ‘everyday’ example or analogy of a tensor property and a description of suffix notation. The chapter then ... More


Sonoorganic Synthesis Engineering

L. K. Doraiswamy

in Organic Synthesis Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195096897
eISBN:
9780197560822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195096897.003.0031
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Ultrasonics or ultrasound refers to sound waves beyond the audible range of the human ear. The normal human hearing range is 16-16,000 cycles per second. ... More


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