Competing Interactions and Microstructures: Statics and Dynamics

Proceedings of the CMS Workshop, Los Alamos, New Mexico, May 5–8, 1987

  • Richard LeSar
  • Alan Bishop
  • Robert Heffner
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introductory Surveys

  3. Statics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. G. D. Price, J. M. Yeomans
      Pages 60-73
    3. B. Horovitz, G. R. Barsch, J. A. Krumhansl
      Pages 95-103
    4. S. Marianer, A. R. Bishop, J. Pouget
      Pages 104-109
    5. J. Kulik, S. Takeda, D. de Fontaine
      Pages 110-122
    6. J. Villain, K. Y. Szeto, B. Minchau, W. Renz
      Pages 128-138
    7. C. M. Falco, J. L. Makous, J. A. Bell, W. R. Bennett, R. Zanoni, G. I. Stegeman et al.
      Pages 139-145
    8. G. Dresselhaus, M. S. Dresselhaus, J. T. Nicholls
      Pages 146-157
    9. S. C. Moss, X. B. Kan, J. D. Fan, J. L. Robertson, G. Reiter, O. A. Karim
      Pages 158-166
  4. Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. R. Orbach, A. Aharony, S. Alexander, O. Entin-Wohlman
      Pages 212-220
    3. A. P. Young
      Pages 236-240
    4. E. Domany
      Pages 241-242
    5. D. J. Srolovitz, G. S. Grest, G. N. Hassold, R. Eykholt
      Pages 254-262
    6. R. Savit
      Pages 263-273
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 275-275

About these proceedings


Many macroscopic properties of materials are determined primarily by inhomogeneous structures and textures. These intermediate-scale structures often arise from competing interactions operating on different length scales within the material. Our understanding of such phenomena has increased substantially with the identification and theoretical description of solid-state materials with incommensurate and long-period modulated phases, such as ferroelectrics, charge-density-wave compounds, epitaxial layers and polytypes. Experimental diagnosis of inhomogeneous ground states and metastable phases has advanced so far that these are now well-accepted phenomena. These proceedings bring together the work of physicists and materials scientists to review developments in this area and to examine possible future directions, such as how the microscopic understanding emerging in bench-top solid-state systems can be applied in materials science.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard LeSar
    • 1
  • Alan Bishop
    • 1
  • Robert Heffner
    • 1
  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73500-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73498-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-8989
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-4941
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