Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Fast Particles in Solids examines the kinetics and non-equilibrium statistical thermodynamics of fast charged particles moving in crystals in different modes. It follows a line of research very different from traditional ways of constructing a theory of radiation effects, which gives a purely mechanistic interpretation of particle motion. In contrast, this book takes into account the thermodynamic forces due to separation of the thermodynamic parameters of the subsystem of particles ("hot" atoms) on the parameters of the thermostat (electrons and lattice), in addition to covering the various mechanisms of collisions.
The book sets a new direction of the theory of radiation effects in solids—non-equilibrium statistical thermodynamics
Theoretical Background and Model Presentation. Channeling of Charged High-Energy Particles as a Stochastic Process. Local Boltzmann Kinetic Equation as Applied to Plane and Axial Channeling. Two Classes of Irreversible Processes in Statistical Theory of Channeling. Non-Equilibrium Statistical Thermo-Dynamics as Applied to Channeling. Non-Equilibrium Statistical Thermodynamics of Directional Particle Beams Concept of Transverse Quasi-Temperature. Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Chaotic Particles. Statistical Thermodynamics of Light Atoms Moving with Thermal Velocity.