Transport Optical and Magnetic Properties of Solids.
CALIFORNIA UNIV RIVERSIDE DEPT OF PHYSICS
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This grant was for a combined experimental-theoretical study of basic electron interaction in insulators, semi-conductors and metals. The experimental work covered two general areas, one of a study of the thermal treatment on the optical and electrical response of the perovskite oxides. SrTiO3, in particular, was found to be a most interesting and complicated system, where the initial characterization of the material is of utmost importance. Much of the basic work on SrTiO3 may not be valid because of inadequate knowledge of the thermal history. The other experimental area concerns the low temperature exchange reaction and the effect on the specific heat of magnetic glass systems and rare earth chalcogenides. The theoretical studies were on critical fluctuations near phase transitions and on electron-phonon interactions in metals and magnetic interactions in solids. Modified author abstract
- Solid State Physics