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Excitations in Liquid and Solid Helium : Oxford Series on Neutron Scattering in Condensed Matter - Henry R. Glyde

Excitations in Liquid and Solid Helium

Oxford Series on Neutron Scattering in Condensed Matter

Hardcover Published: 27th April 1995
ISBN: 9780198510093
Number Of Pages: 448

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Liquid 4He and 3He are the purest Bose and Fermi liquids currently found in nature. Understanding their dynamics is fundamental to understanding more complex matter. This book provides an introduction to the subject and develops the theory of zero sound, phonons, rotons, spin and single particle excitations in quantum solids and fluids. Similarities between quantum solids and fluids are drawn wherever possible. Topics include dynamic response functions, neutron studies of solid helium, the nature of excitations in 3He, approximations to the dynamic susceptibility, and intermediate and high momentum transfer, among many others. In offering a critical comparison between theory and up-to-the-minute experimental data, the book provides a comprehensive assessment of our current understanding of collective and single particle excitations in quantum liquids and solids.

`a fine addition to the literature. It belongs on the bookshelf of anyone seriously interested in understanding the theory of excitations in quantum fluids and solids. ... This is a fine book. I highly recommend it to those who are entering the field, those who want a tutorial on the subjects covered and those who want a guide to the relevant literature.' Robert Hallock, Physics Today, August 1996.

Introduction 1: Dynamic response functions 2: Physics of solid helium 3: Dynamic structure factor of solid helium 4: Self consistent phonon theory 5: Neutron studies of solid helium 6: Introduction to liquid 4He 7: Microscopic picture 8: Historical development of ideas 9: Observed properties of liquid 4He 10: Theory of liquid 4He 11: Nature of excitations in liquid 4He 12: Excitations in liquid 3He 13: Dynamic susceptibility of liquid 3He 14: Approximations to the dynamic susceptibility 15: Models of S(Q,omega) in liquid 3He 16: Mori and kinetic theories of liquid 3He 17: The impulse approximation 18: Final state contributions 19: Intermediate and high momentum transfer 20: Recent monographs and conference proceedings References Appendices A-C

ISBN: 9780198510093
ISBN-10: 0198510098
Series: Oxford Series on Neutron Scattering in Condensed Matter
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 27th April 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.3  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.74