The Crystal Lattice. Phonons, Solitons, Dislocations, Superlattices. 2nd, Revised and Updated Edition

  • ID: 2183425
  • Book
  • 356 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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In Modern optics and electronics, the use of new crystalline materials makes it indispensable not only to know the structure of a device but also to understand the dynamics of Physical processes occurring within it. This book provides the fundamentals of crystals dynamics. Classical and quantum mechanical models are introduced and both ideal and nonideal crystal lattices are considered.

The topics discussed in this book comprise the spectrum of vibrations, the theory of phonon gas, solutions in ID crystals, the theory of quantum crystals, dislocation dynamics, the melting of 2D crystals, second sound in crystals, lattices of magnetic bubbles, and others.

The second revised and updated edition contains a completely reorganized chapter on the one–dimensional crystal lattice. Furthermore, a new chapter on elastic superlattices has been added. considerable attention is devoted to the dislocation mechanisms as a basis of the theory of plasticity and numerous technological applications of crystalline materials.

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– Geometry of crystal lattice


– Mechanics of a one–dimensional crystal

– General analysis of vibrations of monoatomic lattices

– Vibrations of polyatomic lattices

– Frequency spectrum and its connection with the Green′s function

– Acoustics of elastic ssuperlattices: Phonon crystals


– Quantization of crystal vibrations

– Interaction of excitations in a crystal

– Quantum crystals


– Point defects

– Dislocations and disclinations

– Linear crystal defects

– Localization of vibrations

– Localization of vibrations near extended defects

– Elastic field of dislocations in a crystal

– Dislocation dynamics

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First edition:
"...this book...presents a unified treatment of both classical and recent aspects of crystal dynamics....of great help to solid–state physics graduate students, but also to well–trained researchers in this field."—Gilles Horowitz, Laboratoire des Materiaux Moleculaires CNRS Thiais (Euro Materials)
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