Chapter 3. Atomic Properties of Amorphous Metals: Low-Energy Excitations

  1. Prof. Dr. N. P. Kovalenko1,
  2. Prof. Dr. Yu. P. Krasny2 and
  3. Prof. Dr. U. Krey3

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603174.ch3

Physics of Amorphous Metals

Physics of Amorphous Metals

How to Cite

Kovalenko, N. P., Krasny, Yu. P. and Krey, U. (2001) Atomic Properties of Amorphous Metals: Low-Energy Excitations, in Physics of Amorphous Metals, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603174.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    Physics Department, Odessa State University, Ukraine

  2. 2

    Mathematics Department, University of Opole, Poland

  3. 3

    Physics Department II, University of Regensburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 29 MAR 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527403158

Online ISBN: 9783527603176



  • atomic properties;
  • amorphous metals;
  • low-energy excitations;
  • atomic dynamics in glasses;
  • tunnelling model;
  • quasi-phonon model;
  • quasi-phonon contribution;
  • quasi-phonon approximation


  • Experiments on the atomic dynamics in glasses

  • A tunnelling model

  • A quasi-phonon model for amorphous metals; heat capacity at moderately low temperatures

  • The quasi-phonon contribution to the heat conductivity and sound absorption at moderately low temperatures

  • Beyond the quasi-phonon approximation