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Nelson, David R. 1951-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 68 publications in 1 language and 2,434 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: QC173.4.L56, 530.412
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Most widely held works by David R Nelson
Statistical mechanics of membranes and surfaces by David R Nelson( )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 1,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This invaluable book explores the delicate interplay between geometry and statistical mechanics in materials such as microemulsions, wetting and growth interfaces, bulk lyotropic liquid crystals, chalcogenide glasses and sheet polymers, using tools from the fields of polymer physics, differential geometry, field theory and critical phenomena. Several chapters have been updated relative to the classic 1989 edition. Moreover, there are now three entirely new chapters on effects of anisotropy and heterogeneity, on fixed connectivity membranes and on triangulated surface models of fluctuating me
Defects and geometry in condensed matter physics by David R Nelson( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thermally excited defects such as vortices, disclinations, dislocations, vacancies and interstitials play a key role in the physics of crystals, superfluids, superconductors, liquid crystals and polymer arrays. Geometrical aspects of statistical mechanics become particularly important when thermal fluctuations entangle or crumple extended line-like or surface-like objects in three dimensions. In the case of entangled vortices above the first-order flux lattice melting transition in high temperature superconductors, the lines themselves are defects. A variety of low temperature theories combined with renormalization group ideas are used to describe the delicate interplay between defects, statistical mechanics and geometry characteristic of these problems in condensed matter physics. David Nelson provides a coherent and pedagogic graduate level introduction to the field of defects and geometry
Statistical mechanics of membranes and surfaces : Jerusalem Winter School for Theoretical Physics, Jerusalem, 28 Dec. 87-6 Jan. 88 by Jerusalem Winter School for Theoretical Physics( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fifth Jerusalem Winter School on the Statistical Mechanics of Membranes and Surfaces was held from December 28, 1987 to January 6, 1988. The School focused on the theory of the highly convoluted surface fluctuations which appear in such diverse condensed matter system as microemulsions, wetting and growth interfaces, bulk lyotropic liquid crystals, chalcogenide glasses and sheet polymers. The delicate interplay between geometry and statistical mechanics in these systems can be described using tools from the fields og polymer physics, differential geometry, and critical phenomena. Our theoretical understanding of these problems can be tested by a wide variety of laboratory experiments, which probe fluctuations ranging from relatively benign capillary waves at interfaces, to wild undulations in biological membranes. The School was fortunate to have many lecturers who were outstanding teachers as well as distinguished scientists. Virtually all the lecturers contributed manuscripts to this volume, which can serve as a useful introduction for theorists and experimentalists who wish to learn more about this rapidly developing field
Superfluid bosons and flux liquids : disorder, thermal fluctuations, and finite-size effects by Uwe C Täuber( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bond-orientational order in condensed matter systems by Katherine Jo Strandburg( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most important aspects of solid materials is the regularity of the arrangement of the constituent molecules, that is, the long-range order. The focus of this book is on the contribution made by the ordering of bond orientations (as distinguished from the orientations of the molecules themselves) on the behavior of condensed systems, particularly their phase transitions. Examples in which bond-orientational effects play an important role are liquid crystals, quasicrystals, and two-dimensional crystals. This book contains contributions by many of the foremost researchers in the field. The chapters are tutorial reviews of the subject, written both for the active researcher looking for a review of a topic and for the graduate student investigating an exciting area of research. The contributions include an overview by J.D. Brock, Cornell; a discussion of computer simulation studies by K.J. Strandburg, Argonne; chapters on phase transition in hexatic liquid crystals by C.C. Huang, Minnesota and C.A. Murray, Texas A and chapters on quasicrystals by S. Sachdev, Yale, M.V. Jaric, A.I. Goldman, Iowa State, and T.-L. Ho, Ohio State
Defects, fluctuations and geometry in condensed matter physics by David R Nelson( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tricritical slowing down of superfluid dynamics in 3He-4He mixtures by Paul Leiderer( )

2 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flux line entanglement in high temperature superconductors by David R Nelson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David R. Nelson from Harvard University, reviews the theory of the entangled vortex lines which arise in the cuprate high temperature superconductors. New physics, related to boson superfluidity in two dimensions, appears because of the weak interplanar couplings and high critical temperatures in these materials. A novel "boson glass" phase is triggered by correlated disorder, with a variable range hopping of fluxons in the presence of external currents
Statistical mechanics of membranes and surfaces( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liquid metals : concepts and theory by Norman H March( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Liquid metals remain of both fundamental and technological interest and the concepts needed to understand their properties are set out in this book, starting from a survey of the basic experimental facts to be explained. The quantitative theory of liquid pair correlation functions, effective ion-ion interactions, thermodynamic properties and electronic and atomic transport is then developed. The book goes on to discuss inelastic neutron scattering, critical behaviour, magnetism, the liquid/metal surface, binary liquid metal alloys, the two component theory of pure liquid metals, shock wave studies, liquid hydrogen plasmas and the constitution of giant planets
Fractal dimensions and the physics of crumpling by David R Nelson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Origin of the response to adrenal and sex steroids: Roles of promiscuity and co-evolution of enzymes and steroid receptors( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Superfluid bosons and flux liquids : disorder, thermal fluctuations, and finite-size effects by Uwe C Täuber( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
David Nelson US-amerikanischer Physiker

David Robert Nelson Amerikaans natuurkundige

David Robert Nelson amerikansk fysikar

David Robert Nelson amerikansk fysiker

David Robert Nelson físic estatunidenc

David Robert Nelson físico estadounidense

David Robert Nelson physicien américain

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ديفيد روبرت نيلسون فيزيائي أمريكي

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English (68)