Structure and Dynamics: An Atomic View of Materials

Paperback | May 15, 2002

byMartin T. Dove

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This book is concerned with a wide range of general principles that govern the behaviour of atoms in solids, and these principles are applied to the full range of types of materials known to man. The dual focus is on the structures of materials at an atomic level and on how the atoms vibrateinside solids. This dual focus comes together to explore how the atomic principles determine the behaviour and properties of materials. Attention is also given to experimental methods. The general principles include the factors that determine the packing of atoms to form the huge variety ofstructures, the formal description of real and reciprocal space, the types of atomic bonding, the formalism of atomic vibrations, and the theories of phase transitions. The tools covered include diffraction and spectroscopy, both laboratory and large-scale facilities.

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This book is concerned with a wide range of general principles that govern the behaviour of atoms in solids, and these principles are applied to the full range of types of materials known to man. The dual focus is on the structures of materials at an atomic level and on how the atoms vibrateinside solids. This dual focus comes together...

Dr. Martin T. Dove, Mineral Physics Group, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, Tel.: 01223/333482, Email: martin@esc.cam.ac.uk, Homepage: http://www.esc.cam.ac.uk/astaff/dove

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.78 inPublished:May 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198506783

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction2. Structure of materials3. Formal description of crystal structures4. The reciprocal lattice5. Atomic bonding in crystals6. Diffraction7. Physical properties8. Lattice dynamics10. Experimental methods for measurements of vibrational frequencies11. Anharmonic interactions12. Displacive phase transitionsA. Real crystals!B. Fourier analysisC. Schoenflies representation of the point groupsD. Rhombohedral, trigonal and hexagonal unit cellsE. Space groupsF. Lattice energy minimizationG. Some note on the variational theoremH. Ewald SphereI. The Wilson PlotJ. Diffraction from isotropic materialsK. Calculation of physical propertiesL. Partition function: some key resultsM. Lattice sumsN. Mean-square atomic displacement and temperature factors

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`'Structure and Dynamics' is a superbly planned and written book, with carefully selected material and well-chosen examples. [...] Most of the material is given at a remarkable level of simplicity. It is characterised by deep insight, ease of style, and great pedagogical value. It can beequally useful to students and teachers, and has every reason to become a classical book in its field.'Dr. Artem Oganov, University College London