Men of Physics: Karl Lark-Horovitz

Men of Physics: Karl Lark-Horovitz

Pioneer in Solid State Physics

1st Edition - January 1, 1969

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  • Author: V. A. Johnson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483180434

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Men of Physics: Karl Lark-Horovitz presents the biography of Karl Lark-Horovitz, a physicist who significantly contributed in the then-young field of experimental nuclear physics. This book discusses the Lark-Horovitz important work in structure determination by X-ray and electron diffraction methods. Organized into two parts encompassing 19 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the biographical account of Karl Lark-Horovitz. This text then describes Lark-Horovitz's creation of a highly regarded graduate program in physics at Purdue University, which is a feat involving both the acquisition of facilities in the face of enormous difficulties and the stimulation of young physicists to develop their talents. Other chapters consider Lark-Horovitz's personal efforts and achievements in the renascence and unfolding of the field now known as solid state physics. The final chapter describes the influence of physical phenomena on visual acuity and the apparent image size. This book is a valuable resource for physicists, teachers, and students.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Part 1. The Man

    I. Introduction

    II. The Early Years (1914-1928)

    III. Building a Department (1928-1941)

    IV. The Educator

    V. Pioneer in Solid State Physics (1942-1958)


    List of Publications

    Part 2. His Work

    1. Heteromorphies due to the Variation of Effective Aperture and Visual Acuity

    2. A Permeability Test with Radioactive Indicators

    3. Electromotive Force of Dielectrics

    4. Structure of Liquid Argon

    5. Structure of the Wood Used in Violins

    6. Electron Diffraction Patterns

    7. Fission of Uranium

    8. Radioactive Indicators, Enteric Coatings and Intestinal Absorption

    9. Resistivity and Thermoelectric Power of Germanium Alloys

    10. Transition from Classical to Quantum Statistics in Germanium Semiconductors at Low Temperature

    11. Theory of Thermoelectric Power in Semiconductors with Application to Germanium

    12. Impurity Band Conduction in Germanium and Silicon

    13. Deuteron and Neutron Bombardment of Semiconductors

    14. Neutron Irradiation of Semiconductors

    15. Nucleon-Bombarded Semiconductors

    16. Localized Electronic States in Bombarded Semiconductors

    17. Fast Neutron Bombardment of Germanium

    18. The Effect of Neutron Bombardment on the Low Temperature Atomic Heat of Silicon

    19. Fast Particle Irradiation of Germanium Semiconductors


Product details

  • No. of pages: 302
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1969
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483180434

About the Author

V. A. Johnson

About the Editor

D. ter Haar

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