Phonon Scattering in Condensed Matter

  • Humphrey J. Maris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Amorphous Materials

    1. J. L. Black
      Pages 1-10
    2. Brage Golding, John E. Graebner
      Pages 11-20
    3. J. E. Lewis, J. C. Lasjaunias
      Pages 33-36
    4. W. Dietsche, H. Kinder
      Pages 37-40
    5. A. K. Raychaudhuri, J. M. Peech, R. O. Pohl
      Pages 45-48
    6. D. P. Jones, J. Jäckle, W. A. Phillips
      Pages 49-52
    7. Pierre Doussineau, Robert G. Leisure, Alain Levelut, Jean-Yves Prieur
      Pages 57-60
    8. R. Vacher, H. Sussner, M. Schmidt, S. Hunklinger
      Pages 61-64
    9. H. Araki, G. Park, A. Hikata, C. Elbaum
      Pages 69-72
    10. G. Weiss, W. Arnold, H. J. Güntherodt
      Pages 73-76
    11. W. Arnold, J. L. Black, G. Weiss
      Pages 77-80
  3. Spin-Phonon Interactions

    1. J. K. Wigmore, J. L. Patel, X. H. Mkhwanazi, J. R. Fletcher
      Pages 81-84
    2. F. Hasan, P. J. King, D. J. Monk, D. T. Murphy, V. W. Rampton, P. C. Wiscombe
      Pages 85-88
    3. V. W. Rampton, P. C. Wiscombe, J. R. Fletcher
      Pages 89-92
    4. B. Daudin, A. M. de Goër, S. H. Smith
      Pages 93-96
    5. P. J. King, D. J. Monk
      Pages 101-104
    6. F. Hasan, P. J. King, D. T. Murphy, V. W. Rampton
      Pages 105-107
    7. L. J. Challis, A. A. Ghazi, D. J. Jefferies, M. N. Wybourne
      Pages 109-112
    8. A. A. Ghazi, L. J. Challis, D. L. Williams, J. R. Fletcher
      Pages 113-116
    9. L. J. Challis, A. Ramdane
      Pages 121-124
  4. Phonon-Phonon Interactions

  5. Helium

  6. Kapitza Resistance

About this book


The Third International Conference on Phonon Scattering in Condensed Matter was held at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island from August 28-31, 1979. The previous conferences in this series were held at Nottingham in 1975, and in France at Paris and Ste Maxime in 1972. Until about 15 years ago phonon scattering was studied almost exclusively by measurements of thermal conductivity. This approach has the severe limitation that the result obtained for the phonon scattering rate is actually the average of the scattering for all of the phonons in the sample. Thus, no distinction can be made between phonons of different polarization, direction of propagation, or energy. During the 1960's several significant developments occurred. The most important of these was the application by Von Gutfeld and Nethercot of the "heat-pulse" method, previously used only in liquid helium, to the investigation of phonons in crystals. This approach makes possible the study of the propagation and scat­ tering of phonons of known polarization and propagation direction. The early heat-pulse experiments used phonon generators which pro­ duced phonons having a broad distribution of energies and, in addi­ tion, the phonon detectors were sensitive to phonons of all energies.


condensed matter crystal scattering

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  • Humphrey J. Maris
    • 1
  1. 1.Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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