Accession Number:

ADP011205

Title:

Oscillatory Kinetics at Solid/Solid Phase Boundaries in Ionic Crystals

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HANNOVER UNIV (GERMANY) INST FUER PHYSIKALISCHE CHEMIE AND ELEKTROCHEMIE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-12-03

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The transfer of matter and charge across interfaces between two solids is related to defect relaxation in the regions near the interface. A transfer rate which exceeds the rate of defect relaxation may lead to degradation of the interface, causing a feedback effect for the transfer process itself. As a consequence, non-linear phenomena dissipative structures like periodic oscillations of the interfacial properties can occur under conditions far from equilibrium. Possible mechanisms and experimental examples are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE