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Crystallography of the Polymethylene Chain: An Inquiry into the Structure of Waxes

Douglas L. Dorset

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198529088
eISBN:
9780191712838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529088.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

This book describes the solid state behaviour of organic materials based the polymethylene chain, i.e., the functional molecular component of polyethylenes, soaps, detergents, edible fats, lipids, ... More


Aperiodic Crystals: From Modulated Phases to Quasicrystals

Ted Janssen, Gervais Chapuis, and Marc de Boissieu

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567776
eISBN:
9780191718335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567776.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

Until the 1970s, all materials studied consisted of periodic arrays of unit cells, or were amorphous. In the last decades a new class of solid state matter, called aperiodic crystals, has been found. ... More


Electrons and Disorder in Solids

V. F. Gantmakher

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567561
eISBN:
9780191718267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567561.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book contains modern concepts about the physics of electrons in solids. It is written using a minimum of mathematics, with the emphasis on various physical models aimed at stimulating creative ... More


Quantum Theory of Solids

R. E. Peierls

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507819
eISBN:
9780191709913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507819.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book develops the quantum theory of solids from the basic principles of quantum mechanics. The emphasis is on a single statement of the ideas underlying the various approximations that have to ... More


Quasielastic Neutron Scattering and Solid State Diffusion

Rolf Hempelmann

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198517436
eISBN:
9780191706974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198517436.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The book provides an account of quasielastic neutron scattering (QENS) which has made many important contributions to the atomistic elucidation of diffusion processes in solids. The unique feature of ... More


An Introduction to Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis

J. N. Reddy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198525295
eISBN:
9780191711671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525295.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book presents the theory and computer implementation of the finite element method as applied to nonlinear problems of heat transfer and similar field problems, fluid mechanics (flows of ... More


Relaxation Processes in Micromagnetics

Harry Suhl

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198528029
eISBN:
9780191713545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528029.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Electrons in solids behave like microscopic bar magnets, and in certain solids these align to produce macroscopic magnetizations. This book deals with the dynamics of this magnetization field. It ... More


EXTENDED ARRAYS OF MOLECULES

C. N. Hinshelwood

in The Structure of Physical Chemistry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198570257
eISBN:
9780191717659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570257.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter discusses molecule formations. Topics covered include assemblages formed by atoms, the crystalline state, order-disorder transitions, gradual transitions, types of solid lattice, and ... More


Magnetic Systems

Daniel L. Stein and Charles M. Newman

in Spin Glasses and Complexity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147338
eISBN:
9781400845637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147338.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The chapter explains that up to this point the discussion has centered on some basic concepts of condensed matter physics as viewed through the illustrative lenses of familiar systems: liquids, ... More


The Disappearing Act

Roy Sorensen

in Seeing Dark Things: The Philosophy of Shadows

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326574
eISBN:
9780199870271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326574.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A conceptual artist suspends a solid cone beneath a lamp to cast a shadow. The shadow has the shape of a truncated cone. (The cone looks like the triangle in the letter A. The shadow looks like the ... More


Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216949
eISBN:
9780191711992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216949.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

This text is an updated English version of a class-tested textbook originally published in Chinese in 2006. Its contents are based on the lecture notes of several courses taught by the authors at The ... More


Binary and multicomponent solids of n-paraffins

DOUGLAS L. DORSET

in Crystallography of the Polymethylene Chain: An Inquiry into the Structure of Waxes

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198529088
eISBN:
9780191712838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529088.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

This chapter discusses the nature of paraffin chain binary and multicomponent solids. Based on diffraction data (predominately electron diffraction), the structures of binary solids are derived. The ... More


STRUCTURE OF CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS AND THE “DEFECT STATE”

A. S. Argon

in Strengthening Mechanisms in Crystal Plasticity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198516002
eISBN:
9780191705717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198516002.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

What governs the state of order of a solid depends primarily on the type of atomic bonding and on the processing path. The interest in this book is almost entirely in solids in the crystalline state ... More


SOLID-SOLUTION STRENGTHENING

A. S. Argon

in Strengthening Mechanisms in Crystal Plasticity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198516002
eISBN:
9780191705717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198516002.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

Incorporation of a second constituent into a pure metal offers a very flexible means of strengthening. In this chapter, the interactions of individual solute atoms with dislocations are considered in ... More


Introduction

E. R. DOBBS

in Helium Three

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198506409
eISBN:
9780191709463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198506409.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of quantum solids and liquids. It then discusses Fermi gas and liquid, superfluid, and magnetic solid.


TRANSPORT PHENOMENA

Nasr M. Ghoniem and Daniel D. Walgraef

in Instabilities and Self-Organization in Materials: Volume I: Fundamentals of Nanoscience, Volume II: Applications in Materials Design and Nanotechnology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298686
eISBN:
9780191720222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298686.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter focuses on the development of conservation and kinetic equations which govern nonequilibrium material processes. First, it discusses the concepts of mass and mass species conservation. ... More


Lattice dynamics

E. R. DOBBS

in Helium Three

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198506409
eISBN:
9780191709463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198506409.003.0030
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter outlines the development of a theory of solid helium as a quantum solid. First, it discusses the important differences between the environment of an atom in a classical solid like argon ... More


The cholesteryl esters

DOUGLAS L. DORSET

in Crystallography of the Polymethylene Chain: An Inquiry into the Structure of Waxes

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198529088
eISBN:
9780191712838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529088.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

This chapter presents the crystal structures of cholesteryl esters, revealing how chain length and/or unsaturation influence the favoured layer packing of these molecules. Favoured polymorphs are ... More


SELF-ORGANIZATION OF SURFACE ATOMS

Nasr M. Ghoniem and Daniel D. Walgraef

in Instabilities and Self-Organization in Materials: Volume I: Fundamentals of Nanoscience, Volume II: Applications in Materials Design and Nanotechnology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298686
eISBN:
9780191720222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298686.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter presents a method for quantitatively studying the evolution (i.e., nucleation and growth) of the solid phase from the vapour phase. The technical applications of the methods developed is ... More


SHALLOW DONORS AND ACCEPTORS IN SEMICONDUCTORS

A.M. Stoneham

in Theory of Defects in Solids: Electronic Structure of Defects in Insulators and Semiconductors

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507802
eISBN:
9780191709920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507802.003.0023
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Shallow donors and acceptors in silicon provide the basis of semiconductor device operation, and may be important in solid state quantum information processing. Although some of the most accurate ... More


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