ISBN: 0471975362 TITLE: Structure and Imperfections in Amorphous and Crystalline Silicon Dioxide AUTHOR: R. A. B. Devine, J. P. Duraud, E. Dooryhée PUBDATE: 28/03/00 BINDING: Cloth PRICE: £100.00 DESCRIPTION: Silicon dioxide is one of the most common naturally occurring materials. Its applications range from nuclear waste storage to optical fibre communications to silicon microelectronics. Experts from America, Europe and Japan have written chapters covering both the amorphous and the crystalline phases of the material with particular reference to its structure and defects. The book is divided into four sections: Topological Models for the Crystalline and Amorphous Phases Electronic Structure Macroscopic and Point Defects Processing and Applications of Crystalline and Amorphous Phases Engineers, researchers and postgraduate students of materials science, physics and engineering will all find this an extremely useful addition to their libraries. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Contributors Preface Part I Topological Models for the Crystalline and Amorphous Phases Part 2 Low-Pressure Crystalline Phases of SiO2 Part 3 Theoretical Investigations of the Structure of Amorphous SiO2 at Elevated Pressure Part 4 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance as a Structural Probe of SiO2 Part 5 Neutron and X-Ray Scattering Studies of Vitreous Silica Part 6 Molecules as a Basis for Modeling the Force Field of Silica Part 7 First Principles Calculation of the Electronic Structures of Crystalline and Amorphous Part 8 The Electronic Structure of Silica Using Ab Initio Pseudopotentials Part 9 X-Ray Absorption Near Edge Structures of SiO2 Part 10 Electron Energy Loss Structures of SiO2 Part 11 Theory of Electronic and Structural Properties of Point Defects in SiO2 Part 12 Radiation-Induced Defects and Electronic Modification Part 13 Transient Defects and Electronic Excitation Part 14 Radiation-Induced Defects and Structural Modifications Part 15 Quartz Oscillators Part 16 Science and Technology of Silica Lightguides for Telecommunications Part 17 Microstructure, Surface Chemistry, and Properties of Silica Gels Index

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