Surface Modes in Physics
Surface Modes in Physics
ISBN: 978-3-527-63505-4 April 2011 370 Pages
1 Bulk modes.
1.1 Bulk modes in terms of fields.
1.2 Bulk modes in terms of potentials.
2 Model dielectric functions.
2.1 Lorentz' classical model for the dielectric function of insulators.
2.2 Drude's classical model for the dielectric function of metals.
2.4 Dielectric function of a plasma.
2.5 Static dielectric function for a dilute gas of permanent dipoles.
2.6 Debye rotational relaxation.
2.7 Dielectric properties of water.
2.8 Superluminal speeds.
3 Zero-point energy of modes.
4 Modes at flat interfaces.
4.1 Modes at a single interface.
4.2 Modes in slab geometry.
4.3 The Casimir effect.
4.4 Metal surfaces.
4.5 Quantum wells.
5.1 Two molecules with permanent dipole moments.
5.2 One ion and one molecule with permanent dipole moment.
5.3 Two molecules one with and one without permanent dipole moment.
5.4 Two molecules without permanent dipole moments.
5.5 Two ions.
5.6 Three or more polarizable atoms.
5.7 Ineraction between macroscopic objects.
5.8 Interaction between two spheres: limiting results.
5.9 Interaction betweeen two spheres: general results.
5.10 Gernal expression for small separations.
5.11 Cylinders and half-spaces.
5.12 Summation of pair interactions.
5.13 Derivation of the van der Waals equations of state.
6 Energy and force.
6.1 Interaction energy at zero temperature.
6.2 Interaction energy at finite temperature.
6.3 Surface energy, method 1: no retardation.
6.4 Surface energy, method 1: retardation.
6.5 Surface energy, method 2: no retardation.
6.6 Surface energy, method 2: retardation.
6.7 Finite temperatures.
6.8 Recent results for metals.
6.9 Adhesion, cohersion, and wetting.
6.10 Finding the pair interactions.
7 Modes at non-planar interfaces.
7.1 Modes at the surface of a sphere.
7.2 Modes at the surface of a cylinder.
7.3 Modes at an edge.
7.4 Modes in a needle (a paraboloid of revolution).
8 Different mode types.
8.1 Polar semiconductors or ionic insulators.
8.2 Metallic systems.
8.3 Characterization of different surface mode types.
8.4 Spatial dispersion.
8.5 Surface roughness.
8.6 The ATR method.
8.7 Earthquakes, rainbow and optical glory.
9.2 Stability of colloids.
9.3 Formation of the double layer.
9.4 Gouy and Chapman theory.
9.5 Stern's theory of a flat double layer.
9.6 The ZETA-potential.
9.7 Interaction energy and force between objects with double layers.
Appendix 1 Conversion table from CGS to SI units.
Appendix 2 Fourier-transform conventions.
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