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PHONONS

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/9780198507796.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter discusses the basic properties of phonons. Topics covered include solid matter as a gas of excitations, the crystal lattice, dynamics of a linear lattice, dynamics of space lattices, the ... More


Lattices and Crystal Structures

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/9780198742906.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter begins with a definition of space lattice. For most pure materials, the lowest energy state at low temperatures is a crystalline solid, where the atoms or molecules making up the ... More


The Various Approaches to the Concept of Space Lattice

André Authier

in Early Days of X-ray Crystallography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199659845
eISBN:
9780191748219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659845.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

The various approaches to the concept of space lattices are described in this chapter. The first one is the space-filling approach, which dates back to Aristotle and Kepler. It was applied to the ... More


Significance of the Discovery of X‐Ray Diffraction

André Authier

in Early Days of X-ray Crystallography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199659845
eISBN:
9780191748219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659845.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

This chapter stresses the significance of the discovery of X-ray diffraction by Laue, Friedrich, and Knipping, at the time of the discovery and afterwards. The discovery confirmed the wave nature of ... More


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