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The volumes which include ``Dynamical houses of Solids'' offer precise discussions on all issues of present theoretical and experimental curiosity within the box of lattice dynamics. The dialogue of those themes is prefaced by means of chapters facing the elemental suggestions of the idea of lattice dynamics, which makes this sequence of books a self-contained exposition of the topic. each one bankruptcy covers a selected element of the topic and is written via a well-known authority within the box

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1976). 5. Electron tunnelling In electron tunnelling measurements the amorphous solid is used as the insulating layer in a tunnel junction and the vibrational modes are excited directly by the tunnelling electrons (Giaever and Zeller 1968, Ladan and Zylbersztejn 1972). Measurements are made of the derivative of the voltage with respect to the current as a function of the voltage. The difficulties in relating such measurements to a phonon density of states are significant and the technique has not been widely used to date.

5 c m " ) or some appropriate proce­ dure must be adopted to correct for the effects of stray background light 1 1 28 Ch. 1 D. Weaire and P. C. Taylor and perhaps also the Rayleigh tail of the incident laser line. In some cases a triple monochromator has been used in place of the ordinary double monochromator in order to get reliable data at low frequencies. 3. Microwave measurements In the microwave region there are two standard techniques for measur­ ing conductivity or dielectric loss. In the first method, which works when small samples can be used (perturbation technique), the field distribution inside the microwave cavity is assumed to remain unchanged upon in­ troduction of the sample.

I. Halperin and C. Varma (1972), Phil. Mag. 25, 1. Axe, J. , D. T. Keating, G. S. Cargill III and R. Alben (1974), in Proceedings of international conference on tetrahedralfy bonded amorphous solids, Ed. by Μ. H. Brodsky, S. Kirkpatrick and D. Weaire (American Institute of Physics, New York), pp. 279-283. , W. Gissler and T. Springer (1969), in The physics of selenium and tellurium, Ed. by W. C. Cooper (Pergamon, London), pp. 299-308. Bagdade, W. and R. Stolen (1968), J. Phys. Chem. Solids 29, 2001.

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