© 1991

Structural Phase Transitions II

  • K. Alex Müller
  • Harry Thomas

Part of the Topics in Current Physics book series (TCPHY, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 177-183

About this book


Structural Phase Transitions II, like its predecessor (Topics in Current Physics, Vol. 23), presents selected methods and recent advances in the experimental investigation of phase transitions in solids. The two chapters in this volume deal with electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), and with nuclear magnetic and nuclear quadrupole resonance (NMR-NQR). Both techniques are particularly sensitive to local properties. The chapter on EPR concentrates largely on the investigation of static properties, including mean-field behaviour, critical and multicritical phenomena, whilst NMR is shown to be a powerful tool for studying nonlinear dynamics, incommensurate transitions, and disordered systems. This book will serve as an excellent introduction to the methodology and applications of EPR and NMR-NQR for all those wishing to become acquainted with these important tools for studying structural phase transitions.


NMR Solid-State-Physics behavior disordered system dynamics electron experiment magnetic resonance nonlinear dynamics nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) phase phase transition physics

Editors and affiliations

  • K. Alex Müller
    • 1
    • 2
  • Harry Thomas
    • 3
  1. 1.IBM Research DivisionZurich Research LaboratoryRüschlikonSwitzerland
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Institut für PhysikUniversität BaselBaselSwitzerland

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