By Lucas Goehring
Bringing jointly easy principles, classical theories, fresh experimental and theoretical points, this booklet explains desiccation cracks from basic, easily-comprehensible situations to extra complicated, utilized situations.
the proper workforce of authors, combining experimental and theoretical backgrounds, and with adventure in either actual and earth sciences, talk about how the research of cracks may end up in the layout of crack-resistant fabrics, in addition to how cracks should be grown to generate patterned surfaces on the nano- and micro-scales. very important learn and up to date advancements on tailoring desiccation cracks through assorted equipment are lined, supported by way of common, but deep theoretical types.
meant for a extensive readership spanning physics, fabrics technological know-how, and engineering to the geosciences, the booklet additionally contains extra studying specifically for college kids engaged in development formation research.
By Rolf E. Hummel
IEEE CIRCUITS & units journal "The difficulties on the finish of every bankruptcy expand the scope of the formal textual content significantly and are a vital a part of the publication. The ebook has numerous appendices on simple physics and arithmetic, which make the e-book kind of self-contained and serve to refresh the reader's memory...The writer additionally supplies the industrial importance of fabrics. for instance he compares the relative charges of uncooked fabrics and items made of structural fabrics, area of expertise steels, and semiconductors. those comparisons should still inspire the reader and position engineering study in its industry environment...The ancient and monetary views improve the ebook. It has a few very good chapters..."
CHOICE journal "Hummel's ebook is meant as an creation for fabrics and electric engineers to the trendy electron idea of fabrics and it'll be successful admirably in that motive for better scholars on the senior and graduate levels...admirably done...the publication belongs in all educational engineering libraries and in lots of commercial libraries, relatively these of high-tech companies."
By Solyom J.
This e-book is the 1st of a three-volume sequence written through an identical writer that goals to convey a entire and self-contained account of the sizeable box of solid-state physics. It is going a ways past so much vintage texts within the presentation of the homes of solids and experimentally saw phenomena, besides the fundamental options and theoretical tools used to appreciate them and the fundamental positive aspects of varied experimental techniques.
the 1st quantity bargains with the atomic and magnetic constitution and the dynamics of solids, the second one with these electrical houses that may be understood by way of the one-particle approximation, and the 3rd with the consequences as a result of interactions and correlations between electrons.
This quantity covers 4 significant themes. After a short heritage of solid-state physics, the introductory half offers the class of condensed levels, describes the fundamental positive aspects of atoms as development blocks of solids, and analyzes how atoms bind jointly to shape solids.
The moment half bargains with structural points. The symmetries of crystalline solids and their results are lined in detail.
Deviations from crystalline order both as a result of defects or in type of quasicrystalline or noncrystalline constructions also are mentioned. The 3rd half is dedicated to the theoretical description and experimental commentary of lattice vibrations. eventually, magnetism as a result of localized magnetic moments is handled either phenomenologically and quantum mechanically.
The textual content offers considerable fabric for upper-level undergraduate and graduate classes. The publication additionally serves as a helpful reference for researchers within the box of condensed topic physics.
By Professor Dr. Franz Schwabl (auth.)
Die einf?hrende Quantenmechanik-Vorlesung im four. oder five. Semester legt die begrifflichen Grundlagen f?r die zumeist parallelen Vorlesungen zu Atom- und Molek?l-, Kern- und Teilchenphysik, f?r die ganze Theorieausbildung und die "Allgemeinbildung" des Physikers. Aus dieser Sicht behandelt das vorliegende Lehrbuch nicht nur die Grundlagen der Quantenmechanik mit Sorgfalt, sondern auch zahlreiche ihrer Anwendungen. So kommt es zu einer nahezu vollst?ndigen Darstellung der nichtrelativistischen Quantenmechanik ohne Feldquantisierung, die allein bei dem so wichtigen Abschnitt zur Quantisierung des Strahlungsfeldes behandelt wird. Kapitel zur supersymmetrischen Quantenmechanik und zur Theorie des Me?prozesses verdienen besondere Hervorhebung. Die Darstellung geht stark auf die ?blichen Verst?ndnisprobleme des Studierenden ein; dementsprechend sind alle mathematischen Schritte angegeben, Zwischenrechnungen ausf?hrlich und vollst?ndig durchgef?hrt, viele Beispiele leiten zur eigenen erfolgreichen Probleml?sung an.
By I. A. Parinov
The major positive factors of high-temperature superconductors (HTSC) that outline their houses are intrinsic brittleness of oxide cuprates, the layered anisotropic constitution and the supershort coherence size. considering those beneficial properties, this treatise provides learn into HTSC microstructure and homes, and in addition explores the chances of optimization of the instruction strategies and superconducting compositions. The "composition-technique-experiment-theory-model," hired right here, assumes significant HTSC defectiveness and constitution heterogeneity and is helping to attract a entire photograph of recent representations of the microstructure, energy and the similar structure-sensitive homes of the fabrics thought of. particular realization is dedicated to the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O and Y-Ba-Cu-O households, which presently provide the main promising functions. together with numerous illustrations and references, this monograph addresses scholars, post-graduate scholars and experts, enjoying the advance, practise and study of latest fabrics. the recent version were up to date intensively, specifically experimental investigations and modeling conductive and elastic homes of HTC superconductors were added.
By Fereydoon Family, Tamas Vicsek
Long ago few years there was an explosion of task within the box of dynamics of fractal surfaces, which, during the convergence of significant new effects from computing device simulations, analytical theories and experiments, has ended in major advances in our figuring out of nonequilibrium floor development phenomena. This curiosity in floor development phenomena has been influenced mostly by way of the truth that a large choice of typical and business tactics result in the formation of tough surfaces and interfaces. This publication offers those advancements in one quantity by means of bringing jointly the works containing an important ends up in this box. the cloth is split into chapters together with reprints on the topic of a unmarried significant subject. every one bankruptcy has a common advent to a selected element of becoming fractal surfaces. those introductory elements are incorporated with the intention to offer medical history for the papers reproduced frequently a part of the chapters. they're written in a pedagogical type and include purely the main useful info. The contents of the reprints are made extra obtainable to the reader via previous them with a quick description of what the editors locate to be the main major leads to the paper
By E. K. H. Salje, A. S. Alexandrov, W. Y. Liang
With the invention of high-temperature superconductors, study into polarons and bipolarons has attracted a lot recognition. This booklet is the 1st ordinary connection with supply a entire view of the polaron and bipolaron conception of high-temperature superconductivity, probably the most major discoveries in physics some time past decade. Scientists have additionally saw polarons and bipolarons in magnetic semiconductors and transition steel oxides. The thorough research of those nonsuperconducting fabrics has contributed vastly to our simple realizing of the actual homes of either polarons and bipolarons. This publication encompasses a sequence of authoritative articles at the so much complicated study on polarons and bipolarons in high-temperature superconductors and similar fabrics. This publication should be of serious curiosity to researchers in condensed subject physics, and particularly these operating within the box of superconductivity.
By G. Bassani
The paintings presents sturdy assurance within the basic theoretical features of the topic, with rigorously deliberate cross-linking and structuring to provide the consumer the capability to realize a great grounding within the theoretical elements of quantum mechanics, mechanics, electrodynamics, relativity, statistical mechanics, and common particiles that shape the middle physics history for the sphere. those middle components shape the historical past for assurance of such parts as crystallography, delivery phenomena, a number of theoretical types (electronic, band constitution, fabrics estate versions, etc), and actual homes of fabrics (electrical, magnetic, optical, thermal, etc). insurance of experimental ideas will comprise, between others, the whole variety of scattering, microscopy, and spectroscopy options. different entries do disguise a number of fabrics processing (solidification, crystal development, molecular beam epitaxy, sputtering, sintering, and so on) and comprise insurance of key fabrics platforms (macromolecules, nanostructures, polymers, ceramics, and alloys). distinctive fabrics structures that experience had and proceed to have a tremendous impression on society resembling semiconductors, laser fabrics, and superconductors are lined. The encyclopedia additionally features a wide variety of utilized issues, device-oriented themes, advancements in biomaterials, gentle condensed subject, advanced fluids, and so on. additionally to be had on-line through ScienceDirect - that includes vast searching, looking, and inner cross-referencing among articles within the paintings, plus dynamic linking to magazine articles and summary databases, making navigation versatile and simple. for additional information, pricing recommendations and availability stopover at www.info.sciencedirect.com.