Excitations in Liquid and Solid Helium

Hardcover | August 1, 1985

byHenry R. Glyde

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Liquid 4He and 3He are the purest Brose and Fermi liquids currently available in nature. Understanding the dynamics and excitations of those quantum systems is a fundamental issue of science and a guide for more complex matter. The book develops the theory of zero sound, phonons, rotons,spin and single particle excitations in quantum solids and fluids in an historical context. The book brings the theory up to date in modern language with similarities between quantum solids and fluids drawn wherever possible. A survey of recent neutron scattering data in each system is presented.A critical comparison of theory and recent data provides a comprehensive assessment of our current understanding of collective and single particle excitations in quantum liquids and solids.

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Liquid 4He and 3He are the purest Brose and Fermi liquids currently available in nature. Understanding the dynamics and excitations of those quantum systems is a fundamental issue of science and a guide for more complex matter. The book develops the theory of zero sound, phonons, rotons,spin and single particle excitations in quantum...

Henry R. Glyde is at University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:August 1, 1985Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198510098

ISBN - 13:9780198510093

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Dynamic response functions2. Physics of solid helium3. Dynamic structure factor of solid helium4. Self consistent phonon theory5. Neutron studies of solid helium6. Introduction to liquid 4He7. Microscopic picture8. Historical development of ideas9. Observed properties of liquid 4He10. Theory of liquid 4He11. Nature of excitations in liquid 4He12. Excitations in liquid 3He13. Dynamic susceptibility of liquid 3He14. Approximations to the dynamic susceptibility15. Models of S(Q,omega) in liquid 3He16. Mori and kinetic theories of liquid 3He17. The impulse approximation18. Final state contributions19. Intermediate and high momentum transfer20. Recent monographs and conference proceedingsReferencesAppendices A-C

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`a fine addition to the literature. It belongs on the bookshelf of anyone seriously interested in understanding the theory of excitations in quantum fluids and solids. ... This is a fine book. I highly recommend it to those who are entering the field, those who want a tutorial on the subjectscovered and those who want a guide to the relevant literature.'Robert Hallock, Physics Today, August 1996.