Magnetic Critical Scattering

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byMalcolm F. Collins

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This graduate-level text reviews the field of critical phenomena, including the use of neutron scattering techniques as an aid in their study. The book introduces the principles of magnetic systems and their critical dynamics, outlining the experimental and theoretical methods that have beenused to understand the scattering effect. Measurements are examined for the dynamics and statics of one-, two-, and three-dimensional systems. Multicritical effects, critical phase transitions in magnetic metals, dilution, percolation, and random-field effects are also discussed in the light ofneutron scattering measurements.

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This graduate-level text reviews the field of critical phenomena, including the use of neutron scattering techniques as an aid in their study. The book introduces the principles of magnetic systems and their critical dynamics, outlining the experimental and theoretical methods that have beenused to understand the scattering effect. Me...

Malcolm F. Collins is at McMaster University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.57 × 6.26 × 0.67 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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PART I: Theory of Critical Phenomena1. Introduction to Critical Phenomena2. Ginzburg-Landau Theory3. Critical Exponents4. Universality, Standard Models and Solvable Models5. Scaling6. The Renormalization Group7. Critical Dynamics8. More Complex Magnetic Systems9. Dilution, Percolation and Random FieldsPART II: The Technique of Thermal Neutron Scattering and its Application to Investigate Critical Phenomena10. Basic Properties of Thermal Neutrons11. Correlation Function Formalism12. Bragg Scattering13. Measurement of Critical DynamicsPART III: Measurements of Critical Scattering14. Two- and One-Dimensional Systems15. Three-Dimensional Ising Systems16. Other Simple Systems in Three Dimensions17. Multicritical Points18. Critical Phase Transitions in Magnetic Metals19. Critical Scattering Investigations of Dilution, Percolation and Random-Field Effects

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"In nine masterfully brief chapters the author reviews the theory of critical phenomena; he turns then to the relevant aspects of neutron scattering theory (four chapters) and to review/interpretation of the experimental data (six chapters). Elegantly produced, with many figures and detailedreferences. A splendid accomplishment, certain to be of interest to researchers active in this vital field." --SciTech News