Annalen der Physik

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March 2009

Volume 18, Issue 2-3

Pages 77–186

  1. Cover Picture

    1. Top of page
    2. Cover Picture
    3. Contents
    4. Original Papers
    5. Book Review
    1. Cover Picture: Ann. Phys. 2–3/2009

      Version of Record online: 19 MAR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.200990003

  2. Contents

    1. Top of page
    2. Cover Picture
    3. Contents
    4. Original Papers
    5. Book Review
    1. Contents: Ann. Phys. 2–3/2009 (pages 77–79)

      Version of Record online: 19 MAR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.200918002

  3. Original Papers

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    3. Contents
    4. Original Papers
    5. Book Review
    1. The odd couple: Boltzmann, Planck and the application of statistics to physics (1900–1913) (pages 81–101)

      M. Badino

      Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.200810336

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      In the last forty years a vast scholarship has been dedicated to the reconstruction of Planck's theory of black-body radiation and to the historical meaning of quantization. Since the introduction of quanta took place for combinatorial reasons, Planck's understanding of statistics must have played an important role. ...

    2. On the multipole moments of a rigidly rotating fluid body (pages 102–106)

      R. Filter and A. Kleinwächter

      Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.200910337

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      Based on numerical simulations and analytical calculations we formulate a new conjecture concerning the multipole moments of a rigidly rotating fluid body in equilibrium. The conjecture implies that the exterior region of such a fluid is not described by the Kerr metric.

    3. Stripe segregation and magnetic coupling in the nickelate La5/3Sr1/3NiO4 (pages 107–113)

      U. Schwingenschlögl, C. Schuster and R. Frésard

      Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.200910338

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      The consequences of the stripe formation in the nickelate La5/3Sr1/3NiO4 for the details of its crystal structure and electronic states are investigated. The data in this article are based on numerical simulations within density functional theory (DFT) and the generalized gradient approximation (GGA). The on-site Coulomb interaction is included in terms of the LDA+U scheme. ...

    4. Deformation kinetics within cylindrical micropores of glassy solid 4He at very low temperatures (pages 114–126)

      Chu Z. K.-H., S.-J. Liu and C. Qin

      Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.200810339

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      The deformation kinetics for glassy solid helium confined in microscopic domain at very low temperature regime was investigated using a transition-rate-state dependent model considering the shear thinning behavior which means, once material being subjected to high shear rates, the viscosity diminishes with increasing shear rate. The preliminary results show that there might be nearly frictionless fields for rate of deformation due to the almost vanishing shear stress in micropores at very low temperature regime subjected to some surface conditions: The relatively larger roughness (compared to the macroscopic domain) inside micropores and the slip. As the pore size decreases, the surface-to-volume ratio increases and therefore, surface roughness will greatly affect the deformation kinetics in micropores. By using the boundary perturbation method, we obtained a class of temperature and activation energy dependent fields for the deformation kinetics at low temperature regime with the presumed small wavy roughness distributed along the walls of an cylindrical micropore. ...

    5. Thermoballistic spin-polarized electron transport in paramagnetic semiconductors (pages 127–156)

      R. Lipperheide and U. Wille

      Version of Record online: 19 MAR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.200810344

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      Spin-polarized electron transport in diluted magnetic semiconductors (DMS) in the paramagnetic phase is described within the thermoballistic transport model. In this (semiclassical) model, the ballistic and diffusive transport mechanisms are unified in terms of a thermoballistic current in which electrons move ballistically across intervals enclosed between arbitrarily distributed points of local thermal equilibrium. The contribution of each interval to the current is governed by the momentum relaxation length. Spin relaxation is assumed to take place during the ballistic electron motion. In paramagnetic DMS exposed to an external magnetic field, the conduction band is spin-split due to the giant Zeeman effect. In order to deal with this situation, we extend our previous formulation of thermoballistic spin-polarized transport so as to take into account an arbitrary (position-dependent) spin splitting of the conduction band...

    6. On the crystalline states of the dilute jellium model (pages 157–173)

      S. Ciccariello

      Version of Record online: 19 MAR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.200810340

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      Strongly localized quantum crystalline states (SLQCS) are determinantal wave-functions made up of the single-particle wave-functions that are obtained from all the distinct crystalline translations of a particular wave-function different from zero only within a primitive cell of the considered crystal and dependent on some parameters α1, ... , αn. The expectation value of the Hamiltonian of the jellium model is numerically evaluated over a class of SLQCS depending on a single parameter α. The minimization of this value with respect to α yields an energy smaller than that of the polarized jellium fluid. The results, compared with the more accurate results obtained by Hartree-Fock and quantum Monte-Carlo procedures, further clarify the importance of the electron localization for the transition to a crystalline phase as well as the localization increase with decreasing density.

    7. The momentum of electromagnetic waves in dielectric materials (pages 174–184)

      R. Dick

      Version of Record online: 19 MAR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.200910342

      Variation of the generally covariant version of Minkowski's Lagrangian of macroscopic Maxwell theory with respect to the metric yields a symmetric tensor Tμν which reproduces the Poynting vector ��i = cT0i, and therefore would seem to favor Abraham's proposal ��Ai = ��i/c2 for the momentum density in a macroscopic electromagnetic wave. However, the T00 component does not reproduce the standard energy density in the rest frame in the flat limit. The difference between the energy density and T00 has the same structure as the difference between the Minkowski momentum density ��Mi = n2��i/c2 and the Abraham momentum density...

  4. Book Review

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    5. Book Review

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