Disorder in Condensed Matter Physics: A Volume in Honor of Roger Elliott (Oxford Science Publications)

By: Editors-J. A. Blackman, J. Taguena

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No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Gently read if at all. Previous owners name stamped on edge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Elliott has been one of the leading figures in theoretical condensed matter physics for over three decades. In 1989, a Symposium was held in Oxford to make his 61st birthday. This book is a collection of 38 articles by his colleagues and ex-students, which are based on papers presented at the Symposium. The articles are authoritative accounts of current developments in the physics of random systems (structural, dynamic, and statistical properties), magnetism and superconductivity, phase transitions, and quantum optics and excitonic effects. The theme of disorder is one that runs strongly throughout the book. . . . . . . . . . . Table of Contents: * PART 1. RANDOM SYSTEMS - STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS: 1.) From CPA to non-linearity and mesostructure in condensed matter by James A. Krumhansl -- 2.) Vegard's law in random two-dimensional alloys by M.F. Thorpe, W. Jin, & S.D. Mahanti -- 3.) Vibrational studies of short - and intermediate - range order in glasses by Frank L. Galeener -- 4.) Structure and transport properties in borate glasses by M. Massot & M. Balkanski -- 5.) Raman scattering from multilayers by Rafael L. Barrio -- 6.) Low-frequency protein dynamics and ligand migration: a case of diffusion in fractal geometry? by R.A. Tahir-Kheli& C.J. Holzhey -- 7.) Exactly solvable problem for the polar optical phonon Green's function and the phonodistribution in the vibrational spectrum diffusion region of uniaxial crystal solidsolutions by I.P. Ipatova & V.A. Shchukin -- 8.) Raman studies in heavily doped semiconductors by F.L. Castillo-Alverado, G.S. Contreras-Puente, & R.A. Barrio -- 9.) Study of tin in amorphous germanium by J. Taguena-Martinez, R.A. Barrio, & I. Chambouleyron --------- * PART 2. RANDOM SYSTEMS - STATISTICAL PROPERTIES: 10.) The ageing of glass by S.F. Edwards: 11.) A new statistical approach to granular mixtures by Anita Mehta & S.F. Edwards -- 12.) Frothy disputes - the evolution of the structure of two-dimensional froth by D. Weaire -- 13.) Percolationmodels of electrical, mechanical, and superconducting breakdown by P.L. Leath -- 14.) Spatial and spectral properties of fractions in percolating structures by R.A. Burston, G.D. Hughes, & C.J. Lambert --------- * PART 3. MAGNETISM AND SUPERCONDUCTIVITY: 15.) Commensurable spin structures and their excitations by A.R. Mackintosh & J. Jensen -- 16.) Helical spin systems: a progress report by A.B. Harris -- 17.) Spin fluctuations in antiferromagnets and superconductors by Paul A. Fleury -- 18.) Superconductors with degenerate electron states by Yu. A. Izyumov -- 19.) Magnetic correlations and quantum fluctuations in nearly magnetic heavy fermion compounds by P. Pfeuty -- 20.) Anisotropy of Kondo systems arising from mixing by Peter M. Levy & Shufeng Zhang -- 21.) A new approach to the calculation of spectra for strongly correlated systems by T.A. Costi & A.C. Hewson -- 22.) Dressed particles in the Hubbard chain by Norio Kawakemi &Ayao Okjii -- 23.) Magnetic impurity in an anisotropic ferromagnet by B.R. Djordevic & R. Djordevic -- 24.) Superparamagnetism in antiferromagnet particles is a surface phenomenon by J.A. Blackman & Kalliopi Trohidou --------- * PART 4. PHASE TRANSITIONS: 25.) Spin glasses by Peter Young -- 26.) Metastability, random fields, and phase diagrams by R.A. Cowley -- 27.) The Ising model in correlated random fields by L.L. Goncalves -- 28.) One-dimensional magnets and conformal invariance by Timothy Ziman -- 29.) The _S = 1 quantum spin chain: some exact and numerical results by I.D. Paczek & J.B. Parkinson -- 30.) Thermodynamic behaviour of two-dimensional vesicles by Stanislas Leibler, Rajiv R.P. Singh, & Michael E. Fisher -- 31.) Wetting between curved substrates by Michael Swift & Julia Yeomans -- 32.) The _t-1/4 universality class: theory and simulation of slow domain growth after quenches to low and finite temperatures by Per-Anker Lindgard & Teresa CastanPer-Anker Lindgard & Teresa Castan -- 33.) Molecular dynamics simulations of Si (001): surface reconstruction, melting and epitaxal growth by Kimmo Kaski -- 34.) Non-separable anisotropic pairpotentials: two-dimensional liquid crystals and orientational glasses by P.C.W. Holdsworth, M.G. Gingras, & B. Bergersen -- 35.) Melting curves of two- and three- dimensional Wigner electron crystals in a magnetic field by M.J. Lea & N.H. March --------- * PART 5. QUANTUM OPTICS AND SPECTROSCOPY: 36.) Single-and two-particle interference by Rodney Loudon -- 37.) Quantum optical properties of the exciton-polariton: new families of excitonic quasi particles by Joseph L. Birman -- 38.) Trends within hydrogenic species: an empirical approach by A. Goltzene & C. Schwab --------- * SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY -- * AUTHOR INDEX -- * SUBJECT INDEX

Title: Disorder in Condensed Matter Physics: A Volume in Honor of Roger Elliott (Oxford Science Publications)

Author Name: Editors-J. A. Blackman, J. Taguena

Categories: Physics,

Publisher: Clarendon Press: April 1991

ISBN Number: 019853938X

ISBN Number 13: 9780198539384

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

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