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Mechanical spectroscopy and relaxation phenomena in solids; proceedings.


Mechanical spectroscopy and relaxation phenomena in solids; proceedings.

Conference on Mechanical Spectroscopy and Relaxation Phenomena in Solids (3d: 2006: Krakow) Ed. by B.M. Darinskii and L.B. Magalas.

Trans Tech Publications


323 pages



Solid state phenomena; v.115


Magalas (AGH U. of Science and Technology, Poland) and Darinskii (Voronezh State Technical U., Russia) bill the mission of their textbook on mechanical spectroscopy as an attempt to bridge the gap between mechanical spectroscopy, internal friction, relaxation phenomena in solids, and spectroscopic approaches to the dissipation of mechanical energy in solids. They have selected 45 papers and organized them into six sections. The first introduces the basics of mechanical spectroscopy, describes the determination of logarithmic decrement in mechanical loss systems, and provides a bibliographic resource for studying internal friction and relaxation phenomena in solids. The next two sections are devoted to mechanical spectroscopy applications in the study of metals, alloys, and quasicrystals firstly and glasses, polymers, and carbon nanotubes secondly. Then come papers on magnetic, dielectric, mechanical, and light induced relaxation phenomena, followed by a section on other relaxation phenomena such as inelastic relaxation of tin dioxide thin films and relaxation of highly non equilibrium charge carriers in crystals by low-energy electron influence, to cite two of six examples. Finally, experimental techniques and computer modeling are both addressed.

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