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- ISBN: 9780199564125 | 0199564124
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 12/9/2010
This book is written with the experimentalist in the field of liquids in mind. The rapid increase in capabilities at neutron and x-ray scattering sources has resulted in a wealth of highly accurate data on liquids, allowing for the testing of sophisticated models pertinent to the microscopic dynamics. This book is a practical guide on how to infer the maximum amount of information from the data using a minimum number of parameters, employinga fail-safe framework that ensures that pitfalls are avoided and that small differences between various liquids can be uncovered. Also, it details excitations for a range of liquids, covering simple fluids, colloids, mixtures, metals and superfluids. Results are interpreted in words rather than inequations, bringing to the fore new links between these fluids and between spontaneous fluctuations involving thousands of atoms down to those involving just a few.