Physics of Ice

Paperback | January 17, 2002

byVictor F. Petrenko, Robert W. Whitworth

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Ice is one of the most abundant and environmentally important materials on Earth, and its unique and intriguing physical properties present fascinating areas of study for a wide variety of researchers. This book is about the physics of ice, by which is meant the properties of the materialitself and the ways in which these properties are interpreted in terms of water molecules and crystalline structure. Although ice has a simple crystal structure its hydrogen bonding results in unique properties, which continue to be the subject of active research.In this book the physical principles underlying the properties of ice are carefully developed at a level aimed at pure and applied researchers in the field. Important topics like current understandings of the electrical, mechanical, and surface properties, and the occurrence of many differentcrystalline phases are developed in a coherent way for the first time. An extensive reference list and numerous illustrations add to the usefulness and readability of the text.

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Ice is one of the most abundant and environmentally important materials on Earth, and its unique and intriguing physical properties present fascinating areas of study for a wide variety of researchers. This book is about the physics of ice, by which is meant the properties of the materialitself and the ways in which these properties ar...

Professor Victor F. Petrenko, HB-8000, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, USA Telephone: 001-603-646-3526 Email: victor.f.petrenko@dartmouth.edu Professor Robert W. Whitworth, 102 Presthope Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 4NL Telephone: 0121-4753589 Email: r.w.whitworth@bham.ac.uk
Format:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:January 17, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198518943

ISBN - 13:9780198518945

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Ice Ih3. Elastic, thermal, and lattice dynamical properties4. Electrical properties-theory5. Electrical properties-experimental6. Point defects7. Dislocations and planar defects8. Mechanical properties9. Optical and electronic properties10. The surface of ice11. The other phases of ice12. Ice in nature13. Adhesion and friction

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"At last there is a book of sufficient detail and scope, yet manageable size, that can be used as a text for graduate courses in ice physics. And students will want to keep it as a reference for their careers in the broad field of glaciology. This book is the first comprehensive treatment ofthe physics of ice to be written in the last 25 years. It provides an up-to-date discussion of the properties of ice and an interpretation of these properties in terms of the structure of the water molecule and ice crystals " Journal of Glaciology