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Hybrid Phonons in Nanostructures$
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Brian K. Ridley

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198788362

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788362.001.0001

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Non-Polar Slab

Non-Polar Slab

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(p.61) 6 Non-Polar Slab
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Hybrid Phonons in Nanostructures
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B. K. Ridley

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788362.003.0008

Hybrid modes exist as a consequence of acoustic and optical waves having to satisfy the boundary conditions at an interface or at a surface. The author begins the description of hybrid modes in nanostructures with an account of modes in a non-polar, free-standing slab. This chapter includes long-wavelength assumption decouples acoustic and optical modes; isotropy decouples LO and TO modes; s and p modes; acoustic hybrid modes: Love waves, Lamb waves, guided modes, Rayleigh waves; the boundary condition u = 0 for optical modes; the sTO mode; double hybrid: LO and pTO modes; and energy normalization.

Keywords:   acoustic modes, optical modes, hybrid modes, Rayleigh waves, energy normalization, boundary conditions, slab, nanostructures

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