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Physics of Ice - Victor F. Petrenko

Hardcover Published: 1st November 1999
ISBN: 9780198518952
Number Of Pages: 390

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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 material itself 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. Much work on important topics like current understandings of the electrical, mechanical, and surface properties, or the occurrence of many different crystalline phases are developed in a coherent way for the first time.

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'...concise but complete reference book on the topic, suitable for all those whose reserach impinges on any aspect of ice physics. Clear explanations, aided by useful diagrams and tables of data, cover the main topics, with sufficient references to more esoteric areas...A new text book the Physics of Ice has been long overdue...The careful scholarship and cpmplementary expertise of the two authors have combined to produce a useful addition to every library and many personal collections. This book provides much for the ice specialist. the newcomer to the field and thoseseeking any information about this amazing material' British Crystallographic Association News

1: Introduction 1.1: The importance of ice 1.2: The physics of ice and structure of the book 1.3: The water molecule 1.4: The hydrogen bond 2: Ice Ih 2.1: Introduction 2.2: Crystal structure 2.3: Zero-point entropy 2.4: Lattice energy and hydrogen bonding 2.5: The actual structure 2.6: Summary 3: Elastic, thermal, and lattice dynamical properties 3.1: Introduction 3.2: Elasticity 3.3: Thermal properties 3.4: Spectroscopy of lattice vibrations 3.5: Modelling 4: Electrical properties-theory 4.1: Basics 4.2: Frequency dependence of the Debye relaxation 4.3: The static susceptibility ?s 4.4: Protonic point defects 4.5: Jaccard theory 4.6: Ice with blocking electrodes 4.7: Time constraints 4.8: Summary 5: Electrical properties-experimental 5.1: Introduction 5.2: Techniques 5.3: Pure ice 5.4: Doped ice 5.5: Charge exchange at ice-metal electrodes 5.6: Space-change effects 5.7: Injection and extraction of charge carriers 5.8: Thermally-stimulated depolarization 6: Point defects 6.1: Introduction 6.2: Thermal equilibrium concentrations 6.3: Diffusion and mobility 6.4: Molecular defects 6.5: Protonic point defects 6.6: Nuclear magnetic resonance 6.7: Muon spin rotation, relaxation, and resonance 6.8: Chemical impurities 6.9: Electronic defects 6.10: Photoconductivity 6.11: Review 7: Dislocations and planar defects 7.1: Introduction to dislocations 7.2: Dislocations in the ice structure 7.3: Direct observation of dislocations 7.4: Dislocation mobility 7.5: Electrical effects 7.6: Stacking faults 7.7: Grain boundaries 8: Mechanical properties 8.1: Introduction 8.2: Plastic deformation of single crystals 8.3: Plastic deformation of polycrystalline ice 8.4: Brittle fracture of polycrystalline ice 8.5: Summary 9: Optical and electronic properties 9.1: Introduction 9.2: Propagation of electromagnetic waves in ice 9.3: Infrared range 9.4: Visible optical range-birefringence 9.5: Ultraviolet range 9.6: Electronic structure 10: The surface of ice 10.1: Introduction 10.2: Surface structure 10.3: Optical ellipsometry and microscopy 10.4: Electrical properties of the surface 10.5: Nuclear magnetic resonance 10.6: Scanning force microscopy 10.7: Surface energy 10.8: Review of experimental evidence 10.9: Theoretical models 10.10: Conclusions 11: The other phases of ice 11.1: Introduction 11.2: Ice XI-the ordered form of ice Ih 11.3: Ices VII and VIII 11.4: Ice VI 11.5: Ice II 11.6: Ices III, IV, V, IX, and XII 11.7: Ice X and beyond 11.8: Cubic ice (Ice Ic) 11.9: Amorphous ices 11.10: Clathrate hydrates 11.11: Lattice vibrations and the hydrogen bond 12: Ice in nature 12.1: Lake and river ice 12.2: Sea ice 12.3: Ice in the atmosphere 12.4: Snow 12.5: Glacier and polar ice 12.6: Frozen ground 12.7: Ice in the Solar System 13: Adhesion and friction 13.1: Experiments on adhesion 13.2: Physical mechanisms of adhesion 13.3: Friction

ISBN: 9780198518952
ISBN-10: 0198518951
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 390
Published: 1st November 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.23 x 16.26  x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.78