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Gaseous alkali metal halides: ionic bonds

Arne Haaland

in Molecules and Models: The molecular structures of main group element compounds

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199235353
eISBN:
9780191715594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235353.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The evaporation of an alkali metal halide (MX) yields a mixture of monomers and smaller amounts of dimers, trimers, and tetramers. This chapter describes the monomers in terms of their electric ... More


Exact solutions and related topics

Hidetoshi Nishimori and Gerardo Ortiz

in Elements of Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577224
eISBN:
9780191722943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577224.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Only a limited number of models of phase transitions and critical phenomena can be solved exactly. These examples nevertheless play important roles in many aspects including the verification of the ... More


Ferroelectric polymers

Robert Blinc

in Advanced Ferroelectricity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199570942
eISBN:
9780191728631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570942.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The physical properties of ferroelectric polymers, like polyvinylidene fluoride and its copolymers are briefly discussed. It is shown that polar nanoclusters are induced either by compositional ... More


Approximate Solutions

Giuseppe Mussardo

in Statistical Field Theory: An Introduction to Exactly Solved Models in Statistical Physics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198788102
eISBN:
9780191830082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788102.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Chapter 3 discusses the approximation schemes used to approach lattice statistical models that are not exactly solvable. In addition to the mean field approximation, it also considers the ... More


Self-gravitating fluids

Nathalie Deruelle and Jean-Philippe Uzan

in Relativity in Modern Physics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198786399
eISBN:
9780191828669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786399.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter briefly describes ‘perfect fluids’. These are characterized by their mass density ρ‎(t, xⁱ), pressure p(t, ⁱ), and velocity field v(t, ⁱ). The motion and equilibrium configurations of ... More


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