Excitations in Simple Atomic Ensembles
This chapter introduces the concept of an aggregate state of a system, whether crystalline, liquid or glassy, and whether equilibrium or non-equilibrium. The discussion covers nature of the interparticle forces and of the way that a system passes from one state to another, and the nature of the excitations that make such passages possible. The chapter introduces the concept of voids.
KeywordsPotential Energy Surface Surface Atom Glassy State Aggregate State Atomic Ensemble
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