Atomic Transport in Solids

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-10-30
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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This book provides the fundamental statistical theory of atomic transport in crystalline solids. The cornerstones of the authors' treatment are (i) the physical concepts of lattice defects, (ii) the phenomenological description provided by non-equilibrium thermodynamics and (iii) the various methods of statistical mechanics used to link these (kinetic theory, random-walk theory, linear response theory, etc.). It shows how the results relate to a variety of experimental measurements, and provides the theoretical apparatus necessary for the interpretation of experimental results and for the computer modeling of atomic transport in solid systems as well as new insights into the theory itself.

Table of Contents

1. Atomic movements in solids - phenomenological equations
2. Imperfections in solids
3. Statistical thermodynamics of crystals containing point defects
4. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of atomic transport processes in solids
5. Some applications of non-equilibrium thermodynamics to solids
6. Microscopic theories - the master equation
7. Kinetic theory of relaxation processes
8. Kinetic theory of isothermal diffusion processes
9. The theory of random walks
10. Random walk theories of atomic diffusion
11. Transport coefficients of dilute solid solutions - results and applications
12. The evaluation of nuclear magnetic relaxation rates
13. Theories of concentrated and highly defective systems

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