Tensor Properties of Crystals, Second Edition
The use of single crystals for scientific and technological applications is now widespread in solid-state physics, optics, electronics, materials science, and geophysics. An understanding of the variation of physical properties with crystalline direction is essential to maximize the performance of solid-state devices.
Written from a physical viewpoint and avoiding advanced mathematics, Tensor Properties of Crystals provides a concise introduction to the tensor properties of crystals at a level suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. While retaining the successful basic format of the well-known first edition, this second edition brings the material up to date with the latest developments in nonlinear optics and modulated structures. Because of the increasing importance of nonlinear optics, a new chapter on optoelectronics has been added. This edition also includes a short discussion on incommensurate modulated structures in the final chapter because they are relevant to high temperature superconductors and to ferroelectric and ferromagnetic materials. The book extensively contains diagrams, worked examples, and problems with answers throughout.
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angle antisymmetrical atoms axial tensor axial vector biaxial crystals birefringence Bravais lattice centre of symmetry Chapter circularly polarised consider cos2 crystal classes crystal structure crystal symmetry crystal systems crystallographic defined dimensions direction cosines elastic electric field electric vector electro-optic coefficients ellipsoid equation example fourth-rank tensor Hall effect heat flow Hence index ellipsoid indicatrix isotropic Kerr layer length magnetic field magnitude material Miller indices mirror plane number of independent obtain optic axis optical activity orientation orthogonal orthorhombic parallel pattern perpendicular phase physical properties piezoelectric plate Pockels effect point groups polarised light principal axes pyroelectric quadric rectangular referred refractive index relating represent representation quadric rotational axis rotational symmetry sample second-rank tensor sheets shown in figure shows single crystal stress suffixes temperature gradient Tensor Properties tetragonal thermal conductivity tion transform triclinic twofold rotational uniaxial crystal values velocity voltage wave surface wavelength wavevector wavevector surface zero