The Green’s Function Method in the Surface Lattice Dynamics of Ionic Crystals

  • G. Benedek
  • L. Miglio
Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 21)


The mathematical technique for studying the dynamics of perturbed systems, known as the Green’s function (GF) method, was first applied to solid state problems by Lifshitz [3.1] and Koster andSlater [3.2]. They have stimulated the development of the GF method as a powerful tool in the quantum theory of scattering [3.3–5]. Although the general formulation of the GF method in solid state physics has become a textbook subject [3.6’8], only in recent decades has the method been extensively used in the dynamics of real systems, such as solids with defects, disorder, or boundary surfaces [3.9,10].


Rayleigh Wave Surface Mode Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy Symmetry Direction Bulk Band 
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