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By A. B. Lidiard (auth.), B. Henderson, A. E. Hughes (eds.)

The complex learn Institute of which this quantity is the complaints was once held on the college of Exeter in the course of 24 August to six September 1975. there have been seventy contributors of whom eighteen have been academics and contributors of the advisory committee. All NATO international locations other than Holland, Iceland and Portugal have been re­ offered. additionally a small variety of individuals got here from non-NATO international locations Japan, eire and Switzerland. An target of the establishing committee was once to assemble scientists of broad pursuits and services within the illness constitution of insulators and semiconductors. hence significant emphases within the seasoned­ gramme involved using spectroscopy and microscopy in revealing the constitution of aspect defects and their aggregates, line defects in addition to planar and quantity defects. The lectures published that during common little is understood of the destiny of the interstitial in so much irradiated solids. Nor are the dynamic houses of defects lower than­ stood in adequate aspect that it is easy to country how element defects cluster and finally develop into macroscopic defects. even supposing this ebook faithfully reproduces the cloth coated through the invited audio system, it doesn't particularly keep on with the movement of the lectures. for the reason that it appeared a good suggestion for every lecturer to supply a unmarried self-contained and authoritative manuscript, instead of a sequence of brief articles akin to the lectures.

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Lines (60,61). Information on the motion of defect complexes is also obtainable. from measurements of nuclear magnetic relaxation times, though these are generally accompanied by contributions from other defects as well. The theory of the effect of thermally activated atomic movements and diffusion upon the various nuclear relaxation times is an important topic but it is one which has not engaged very full attention until recently. R. relaxation times can provide important information which complements that obtainable from diffusion, ionic conductivity, dielectric and mechanical relaxation studies, etc.

The generalisation of the particular results we have given to more general situations is often straightforward in principle though in practice the resulting complexity can appear rather forbidding. *. We should however emphasise that in our discussion we have had very much in mind the 'almost uniform' system. In particular, we have not considered examples where the diffusing elements themselves cause an appreciable change in the defect population. g. Refs. 41). One important class is provided by divalent cations diffusing in the alkali halides, where a series of exemplary experiments by Fredericks et al.

C. ) the observed dependence is about 90% of that predicted from a proportionality to m-~, so that in these cases this proportionality would not be a bad first guess. c. and diamond) the dependence is substantially slower, typically only 50%. For an extensive review see Peterson (40). (viii) So far we have relied entirely on classical ideas. We should naturally expect quantum effects to become apparent at those low temperatures where they become evident in other lattice dynamical properties. 1) closely.

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