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Introduction to Surface and Superlattice Excitations

2nd Edition

By Michael .G. Cottam, D.R. Tilley

CRC Press

516 pages

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pub: 2004-10-31
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Cottam and Tilley provide an introduction to the properties of wave-like excitations associated with surfaces and interfaces. The emphasis is on acoustic, optic and magnetic excitations, and apart from one section on liquid surfaces, the text concentrates on solids. The important topic of superlattices is also discussed, in which the different kinds of excitation are considered from a unified point of view.

Throughout the book, the authors are careful to relate theory and experiment and all of the most important experimental techniques are described. The theoretical treatment assumes only a knowledge of undergraduate physics, except for Green function methods that are used in a few sections; these methods are developed in an appendix. The book also contains extensive references, enabling the reader to consult the research and review literature. Each of the main chapters contains problems to allow the reader to develop topics presented in the text.

Table of Contents

BASIC CONCEPTS AND BULK PROPERTIES

Introduction

Bulk models and properties

SINGLE-SURFACE, FILM AND RELATED EXCITATIONS

Surface phonons and elastic modes

Surface magnons

Surface magnetostatic and Dipole-exchange modes

Surface Polaritons

Other Surface Excitations

EXCITATIONS IN MULTILAYER STRUCTURES

Nonmagnetic layered structures and superlattices

Magnetic layered structures and superlattices

NONLINEAR EFFECTS

Nonlinear optics and nonlinear magnetics

Nonmagnetic surfaces and superlattices

Magnetic surfaces and superlattices

APPENDIX: Green Functions and Linear-Response Theory

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI077000
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics
TEC019000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Lasers & Photonics
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science