By A. F. J. Levi

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This is the velocity of sound waves in the system. Each normal mode of the linear chain is a harmonic oscillator characterized by frequency ω and wave vector q. In general, each mode of frequency ω in the linear chain involves harmonic motion of all the particles in the chain that are also at frequency ω. As illustrated in Fig. 8(b), not all particles have the same amplitude. Total energy in a mode is proportional to the sum of the amplitudes squared of all particles in the chain. The existence of a dispersion relation is signiﬁcant, and so it is worth considering some of the underlying physics.

There are also two transverse acoustic and two transverse optic branches with atom motion normal to the direction of wave propagation. To get an idea of the complexity of a real lattice vibration dispersion relation, consider the example of GaAs. Device engineers are interested in GaAs because it is an example of a III-V compound semiconductor that is used to make laser diodes and highspeed transistors. 565 nm. Ga and As atoms have different atomic masses, and so we expect the dispersion relation to have three optic and three acoustic branches.

The displacement vector ﬁeld D may also be thought of as the electric ﬂux density, which is measured in coulombs per square meter (C m−2 ). χe is the electric susceptibility, and P is the electric polarization ﬁeld. H is the magnetic ﬁeld vector, and B is the magnetic ﬂux density. The convention is that B = µH = µ0 µr H = µ0 (1 + χm )H = µ0 (H + M), where µ is the permeability, µr is the relative permeability, χm is the magnetic susceptibility, and M is the magnetization. J is the current density measured in amperes per square meter (A m−2 ), and ∂D/∂t is the displacement current density measured in amperes per square meter (A m−2 ).