Excitations in Simple Liquids, Liquid Metals and Superfluids

Hardcover | September 19, 2010

byWouter Montfrooij, Ignatz de Schepper

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The rapid increase in capabilities at neutron and x-ray scattering sources has resulted in a wealth of highly accurate data on liquids, allowing for the testing of sophisticated models pertinent to the microscopic dynamics. This book, written with the experimentalist in the field of liquids inmind, is a practical guide on how to infer the maximum amount of information from the data using a minimum number of parameters, employing a fail-safe framework that ensures that pitfalls are avoided and that small differences between various liquids can be uncovered. Also, it details excitationsfor a range of liquids, covering simple fluids, colloids, mixtures, metals and superfluids. Results are interpreted in words rather than in equations, bringing to the fore new links between these fluids and between spontaneous fluctuations involving thousands of atoms down to those involving just afew.By providing a review of scattering results in the field of liquids, and placing various liquids in context, the book gives an overview for the graduate student and the postdoc entering the field, and a refresher course, based on modern results, for established experimentalists. Moreover, inre-establishing the connection between the large-scale properties of liquids, and their underlying collision sequences, the book directly ties experimental results to the most important open questions in the field. It is hoped that the book will inspire theorists to take up the challenges itposes.

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The rapid increase in capabilities at neutron and x-ray scattering sources has resulted in a wealth of highly accurate data on liquids, allowing for the testing of sophisticated models pertinent to the microscopic dynamics. This book, written with the experimentalist in the field of liquids inmind, is a practical guide on how to infer ...

Wouter Montfrooij was an Instrument Scientist on the MARI spectrometer at the ISIS facility of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories (1995-1998), before taking postdoc positions at Atomic Energy of Canada, Chalk River, Ontario, Canada, at Riso National Laboratory, Roskilde, Denmark and at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge TN, US...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:September 19, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199564124

ISBN - 13:9780199564125

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Excitations, relaxation and effective eigenmode formalism3. Experiments and computer simulations4. Simple liquids5. Colloidal suspensions6. Binary mixtures7. Liquid metals8. Very cold liquids9. Superfluids10. Summary and OutlookAppendices A-G

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"A highly appreciated complement to the existing books on liquid dynamics in two ways, presenting a different approach for liquid dynamics and covering classical and quantum liquids. Written for the experimentalist, the book provides the student and researcher with the tools, and thebackground to use them properly." --Franz Demmel, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK