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Title:Topics in transport phenomena near the critical point
Author(s):Laramore, George Ernest
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Kadanoff, L. P.
Department / Program:Physics
Discipline:Physics
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):transport phenomena
mode-mode coupling theory
transport coefficients near the critical point
superconducting transition
Abstract:The mode-mode coupling theory of Kadanoff and Swift for the estimation of, transport coefficients near the critical point is applied to the calculation of the electrical conductivity near the superconducting transition and to the calculation of the attenuation coefficient for longitudinal sound waves near the magnetic transition. The rise in the electrical conductivity as a material approaches its superconducting transition is described. Near T c small regions become superconducting and can carry an anomalous current, thereby causing a rise in conductivity. The use of the Kubo formula permits the estimation of the contribution from this source. A comparison of this estimate with previous theories and experiment is carried out. The rise in the ultrasonic attenuation as a material approaches its magnetic transition is described. Near the transition small regions become magnetically ordered and their interaction with the sound wave is enhanced, thereby causing increased absorption of the sound. The Kadanoff and, Swift formalism permits the estimation of this increased attenuation. Predictions are made of the increased attenuation in various models of magnetic systems. A comparison with experiment is carried out.
Issue Date:1969
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/25786
Rights Information:1969 George Ernest Laramore
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-07-12
Identifier in Online Catalog:6075480


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