Vibrational Properties of Solids - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124608153, 9780323150088

Vibrational Properties of Solids

1st Edition

Editors: Gideon Gilat
eBook ISBN: 9780323150088
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th April 1976
Page Count: 444
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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




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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