Phonon Scattering in Solids

  • L. J. Challis
  • V. W. Rampton
  • A. F. G. Wyatt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Kapitza Conductance and Surfaces

    1. A. C. Anderson
      Pages 1-7
    2. G. J. Page, R. A. Sherlock, A. F. G. Wyatt, K. R. A. Ziebeck
      Pages 18-20
    3. G. N. Crisp, R. A. Sherlock, A. F. G. Wyatt
      Pages 21-23
    4. L. J. Challis, M. C. Phillips
      Pages 28-30
    5. K. C. Rawlings, J. C. A. van der Sluijs
      Pages 31-33
    6. A. F. G. Wyatt, N. A. Lockerbie, K. R. A. Ziebeck, R. A. Sherlock
      Pages 40-42
    7. Tsuneyoshi Nakayama, Tetsuro Sakuma
      Pages 52-54
    8. A. A. Maradudin, D. L. Mills, R. F. Wallis
      Pages 55-57
    9. Back Matter
      Pages 66-76
  3. Second and Zero Sound

    1. Humphrey J. Maris
      Pages 77-86
    2. F. Michard, F. Simondet, L. Boyer, R. Vacher
      Pages 87-89
    3. V. Narayanamurti, R. C. Dynes
      Pages 93-95
    4. Dieter W. Pohl
      Pages 102-104
    5. Back Matter
      Pages 105-106
  4. Amorphous Systems

  5. Magnetic Ions and Molecular Defects

    1. F. W. Sheard
      Pages 154-162
    2. B. Halperin, R. Englman
      Pages 163-165
    3. M. Rueff, E. Sigmund, M. Wagner
      Pages 166-168
    4. M. Abou-Ghantous, C. A. Bates, J. R. Fletcher, P. C. Jaussaud
      Pages 169-171
    5. W. E. Bron, F. Keilmann
      Pages 172-174
    6. P. J. King, S. G. Oates, V. W. Rampton, I. J. Shellard
      Pages 181-183

About this book


The Second International Conference on Phonon Scattering in Solids was held at the University of Nottingham from August 27th - 30th 1975. It was attended by 192 delegates from 24 countries who were accompanied by 43 members of their families. Eleven invited papers were read and 96 contributed papers; the contributed papers were in two parallel sessions. The Conference included the topics of the two International Conferences held in France in 1972, in Paris and at Ste Maxime. The Conference brought together workers concerned with many aspects of phonon scattering in solids and liquid helium. Some of the work reported were studies of the intrinsic properties of diel­ ectric materials such as the effects of anharmonicity, dispersion and anisotropy on phonon propagation and the conditions for the existence of zero sound and second sound modes. Work was also pres­ ented on various aspects of phonon interaction with free electrons in metals and semiconductors. A substantial part of the Conference was devoted to phonon spectroscopy - investigations of the energy levels of ions or neutral impurities by observing the resonant absorp­ tion or scattering of phonons. The materials being studied include paramagnetic and parae1ectric solids, amorphous systems in which the 'impurities' appear to be intrinsic, and semiconductors. Work was reported on the use of phonons to observe phase transitions; in some cases the cooperative phase also arises through strong spin­ phonon coupling. One of the intriguing unsolved problems discussed in detail at the Conference is the Kapitza conductance problem.


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Editors and affiliations

  • L. J. Challis
    • 1
  • V. W. Rampton
    • 1
  • A. F. G. Wyatt
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NottinghamUK

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