Theory of Random Matrices and Elasticity Applied to Nanowires and Mechanical Vibrations
(2010) Abstract
 This thesis presents work in several areas relating to Random Matrix Theory and Elasticity. It contains 4 papers presenting work on different issues.
Paper I concerns correlations between eigenvalues in random matrices of real symmetric (GOE) or quaternion real (GSE) form. It presents a calculation showing that correlations between arbitrarily many eigenvalues can be obtained from averages of a twopoint quantity. This result extended a previous result for Hermitian matrices (GUE), and has later been rederived in more general formulations by others.
Paper II presents a study of time evolution using a random matrix model. An experiment was performed by Weaver and Lobkis along with an analysis based on a... (More)  This thesis presents work in several areas relating to Random Matrix Theory and Elasticity. It contains 4 papers presenting work on different issues.
Paper I concerns correlations between eigenvalues in random matrices of real symmetric (GOE) or quaternion real (GSE) form. It presents a calculation showing that correlations between arbitrarily many eigenvalues can be obtained from averages of a twopoint quantity. This result extended a previous result for Hermitian matrices (GUE), and has later been rederived in more general formulations by others.
Paper II presents a study of time evolution using a random matrix model. An experiment was performed by Weaver and Lobkis along with an analysis based on a discretized waveequation. We set up a random matrix model of the experiment, and showed that the timeevolution, including the localization effect, was well reproduced by the very generic model.
Papers III and IV present work on elasticity of nanowires using an atomistic model.
In Paper III, a study of static properties is presented. We computed strain fields in nanowires using different models. The motivation was doubt that the continuum model was sufficient at the small length scales involved, and we used both continuum models, based on linear elasticity, and an atomistic model, based on the Valence Force Field potential, for both finite and infinite nanowires, to confirm that the continuum model could reproduce the effects of the atomic structure. We found that the small scale of the system was no problem for the continuum models used.
In Paper IV, we present phonon dispersion relations and phonon mode geometries obtained by the same atomistic model as used in Paper III. The deviations from bulk values are either explained using other theories, or related to the systematic errors appearing due to the simplicity of the model. We study both wurtzite and zinc blende structured coresshell wires for coreradii varying form 0 to the full nanowire size. (Less)
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 Grönqvist, Johan ^{LU}
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 Professor Berggren, KarlFredrik, Linköping University, Linköping
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 2010
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 Lecture hall F, Department of Physics, Sölvegatan 14A, Lund University Faculty of Engineering
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 20101206 13:30
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 9789174730562
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 English
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