Phonon Structure of Polymers

  • Günther Hartwig
Part of the The International Cryogenics Monograph Series book series (ICMS)


Historically, interactions in physics have been described by exchanges of particles. This idea was transposed to phenomena such as light, sound, magnetism or polarization. Photons, phonons, magnetons or polarons are phenomenological particles provided with specific properties which allow interactions with themselves and with solids to be described. All of these “particles” are quantum mechanical in their nature and share some basic features:
  • dual corpuscular and wave character,

  • quantized exchange of energy, momentum or spin.


Dispersion Relation Force Constant Brillouin Zone Transverse Vibration Longitudinal Vibration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Günther Hartwig
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  1. 1.Kernforschungszentrum KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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