Arthur R. von Hippel

  • Dielectrics and Waves, Student Edition

    Arthur R. von Hippel

    Dialectrics and Waves was first published in 1954 as a pioneering attempt to bring physicists, chemists, and electrical engineers together in a common understanding of modern materials research. The book has become a classic, widely praised for its exceptionally clear and interesting presentation. It formulates the macroscopic theory of interaction between fields and matter, in language especially suited for the discussion of electric and magnetic properties, and inquiries into the molecular interpretation of such properties.

    The macroscopic and molecular treatment of its subject are developed in separate parts. Part I introduces the fundamental parameters, complex permittivity and permeability, and derives the macroscopic theory in a unified manner for the electrical and optical frequency spectrum from the field and the circuit aspect. By considering the propagation of waves in unbounded space and under increasingly stringent boundary conditions, it establishes also the principles of the various measuring techniques. Conversion formulas, nomographic charts and tables of dimensions and units allow a convenient change-over to alternative parameters and systems and facilitate rapid calculations.

    Part II gives the molecular interpretation of the macroscopic phenomena. It discusses the action of induced of induced and permanent electric and magnetic moments from atoms and molecules to the condensed phases, starting with classical ideas and progressing to those of quantum mechanics and our present state of knowledge. In a final integrating sweep, the formation and behavior of mobile charge carriers are surveyed from gases to liquids and solids, and from low fields up to the destruction of dielectrics by electric breakdown.

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  • Dielectric Materials and Applications, Student Edition

    Arthur R. von Hippel

    Here is an interdisciplinary approach to dielectrics, drawing on the knowledge and experience of 22 experts from science and industry. Edited and unified for maximum usefulness, it provides the scientist, the engineer, the manufacturer, and the user of dielectrics with such fundamental and practical knowledge as:How polarization, magnetization, and conduction can be described macroscopically and interpreted from the standpoint of molecular theory.How these phenomena can be measured.What the properties of presently available dielectrics are.How dielectrics are applied in equipment and used as devices.

    The book opens with a section devoted to theory – establishing a scientific background of language and ideas. Next, a variety of methods and techniques are described for measuring permittivity (dielectric constant and loss) and permeability in a frequency range from d-c up to approximately 3 x 1010 Hz. Detailed information with charts and tables is included to guide the reader in the selection and application of methods for his specific problems.

    The third section offers a comprehensive account on dielectric materials and their applications, together with their properties and limitations. This discussion comprises: gases and vacuums, liquids, plastics and ceramics; their applications in power, distribution, and electronics equipment, in capacitors and cables; and the operation of dielectrics as rectifiers, piezoelectric transducers and resonators, magnetic and dielectric amplifiers, and memory devices.

    Section IV gives a short summary of the requirements of the Armed Forces.

    The final section presents in full the well-known Tables of Dielectric Materials of the Laboratory for Insulation Research at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. These tables cover complex permittivity and permeability measurements for more than 600 dielectrics in a frequency range of 102 to 2.5 x 1010 Hz and for temperatures up to 500 °C.

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  • The Molecular Designing of Materials and Devices

    The Molecular Designing of Materials and Devices

    Arthur R. von Hippel

    "Nature designs everything from atoms; hence, we should be able to create any feasible kind of material and device with foresight, if we understood the Periodic System in all its implications. Yet—like weather forecasters—we find ourselves still members of the gambling profession." This was the tenor of the third summer session on modern materials research sponsored by the Laboratory for Insulation Research at MIT in 1963. Its program—organized by Arthur R. von Hippel, Institute Professor and one of the pioneers of modern materials research—ranged from the electronic structure of atoms and molecules to the design patterns and operating mechanisms of living systems. The participants came from a gamut of professions and the course seemed threatened by a confusion of tongues; instead, the two weeks of learning and debating proved so full of interest and enjoyment that the majority of the lecturers voted for a joint publication of their contributions. Thus this volume on The Molecular Designing of Materials and Devices joins its three predecessors (Dielectrics and Waves, Dielectric Materials and Applications, and Molecular Science and Molecular Engineering), already established as classics in their fields.

    This volume advances its theme in three stages: from the architecture of materials to the properties produced by structures and compositions and to the devices employing such properties with increasing sophistication. Since this vast panorama is conjured by twenty-five experts with highly individual outlooks, an extensive sruvey traces the problems and thoughts that connect chapter to chapter. The text is supported by a great number of illustrations, and a comprehensive index gives additional unity and long-range usefulness to the presentation.

    ContributorsAli S. Argon, David J. Epstein, John B. Goodenough, Shinya Inou鬠Thomas A. Kaplan, Hendrik A. Kasens, Helen D. Megaw, Erwin W. M? Heinz Raether, Gert W. Rathenau, Albert Rose, Murray D. Rosenberg, Walter A. Rosenblith, Heinz Schlicke, Francis O. Schmitt, James H. Schulman, John C. Slater, Alexander Smakula, Edward V. Somers, S. Donald Stookey, Morris Tanenbaum, Albert von Engel, Arthur von Hippel, Carl Wagner, Herbert Zeiger, and Clarence Zener

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