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Holstein, Theodore David 1915-1985

Works: 11 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 198 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: QC173.4.C65, 530.41
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Most widely held works about Theodore David Holstein
Most widely held works by Theodore David Holstein
Condensed matter physics : the Theodore D. Holstein Symposium by R Orbach( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the passage of neutrons through ferromagnets by Theodore David Holstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High intensity laser propagation in the atmosphere( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two nonlinear propagation effects which limit the transmission of intense laser radiation through the atmosphere are discussed, namely, self-defocusing due to atmospheric heating, and the stimulated Raman effect. The self-defocusing studies are restricted, in this report, to the heating mechanisms, and in particular to the theory of the very far wings of atmospheric absorption lines, beyond the domain of conventional pressure broadening theories. Specifically, in order to understand the apparent dominance of H2O absorptivity in the atmosphere at the 10 microns window, the very far wing collision broadening of the rotational spectrum of polar molecules is investigated. First, the classical Debye theory of dielectric absorptivity is extended to account for higher frequencies and finite collisional time duration. It is then demonstrated that this theory is inadequate to explain the dominant role of H2O - H2O collisions observed in recent experiments at 10 microns with H2O - N2 mixtures, and it is found necessary to introduce a new mechanism: a hindered rotation, or librational motion, arising from the angular dependence of the strong dipole-dipole interaction. Preliminary calculations indicate that this mechanism is promising. With regard to the Raman effect, a previously developed theory of stimulated Raman propagation is applied to describe a Raman amplifier and also to explain recent observations of very short intense pulses of Raman backscattered light. (Author)
Passage of neutrons through ferro-magnetic media by Theodore David Holstein( )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Condensed matter physics : the Theodore D. Holstein Symposium; (Los Angeles, March 28-29, 1986)( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

High intensity laser propagation in the atmosphere. iv. far wing pressure broadening( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The residual absorption in the 10 micrometers window is considered to be due in large measure to the very far wings of the pure-rotational lines of H2O. Experimental data indicate the broadening is mainly self-broadening arising from binary collision between H2O molecules. In order to explain the relatively large absorption observed at 10 micrometers, studies were carried out based upon a model of hindered rotational motion (libration) in which the ordinary rotational motion is suppressed by the strong dipole-dipole force during close collisions. Present results give a cross section which is one-half the experimental value multiplied by a Boltzmann factor describing the probability of achieving a frequency-matching configuration. It was found that for the particular model studied that this factor is too small. However, our studies indicate a variety of possible modifications which are capable of obtaining agreement with experiment. (Author)
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Alternative Names
Holstein, Ted 1915-1985

Holstein, Theodore D.

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