Vibrational Properties of Solids

Vibrational Properties of Solids

1st Edition - April 28, 1976

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  • Editor: Gideon Gilat
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323150088

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Methods in Computational Physics, Volume 15: Vibrational Properties of Solids explores the application of computational methods to delineate microscopic vibrational behavior. This book is composed of nine chapters that further illustrate the utility of these methods to ordered lattices, quantum solids, impurity modes, surface modes, and amorphous solids. The opening chapters present the basic theoretical models and their computational aspects for different solids of diverse chemical nature, together with some methods of automation and computation in the highly sophisticated experiments in inelastic scattering of neutrons. These topics are followed by a discussion on how group theoretical methods treated by computers can yield the proper symmetry assignments of phonon eigenvalues and eigenstates. Considerable chapters are devoted to the different applications of traditional lattice dynamics, each having its own computational ramification. Other chapters survey the properties of solids that mostly involve integrations over the Brillouin zone. The last chapter concerns the dynamic or time-dependent aspect of lattice dynamics, namely, the calculation of thermal and electric conductivities in some models of solids. This book is of great benefit to geoscientists, physicists, and mathematicians.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors



    I. Introduction

    II. The Sun and Its Radio Image

    III. The Principles of Radioheliography

    IV. The Evolution of the Radioheliograph

    V. The Culgoora Radioheliograph

    VI. Culgoora Data Processing

    VII. Solar Radio Astronomy with the Radioheliograph

    VIII. Future Developments in Radioheliography


    Pulsar Signal Processing

    I. Introduction

    II. Pulsar Searches

    III. Dispersion

    IV. Sampling, Resolution, and Average Profiles

    V. Polarization

    VI. Intensity Variations with Time

    VII. Intensity Variations with Frequency

    VIII. Interstellar Scattering and Scintillation

    IX. Timing Measurements


    Aperture Synthesis

    I. Introduction

    II. Aperture Synthesis

    III. Earth Rotation Aperture Synthesis

    IV. Data Processing

    V. Conclusion


    Computations in Radio-Frequency Spectroscopy

    I. Introduction to Spectroscopy in Radio Astronomy

    II. Power Spectra

    III. Selected Problems in Calibration and Observing Techniques

    IV. Selected Problems in Interpretation of Spectra


    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Contents of Previous Volumes

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  • No. of pages: 444
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1976
  • Published: April 28, 1976
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323150088

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Gideon Gilat

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