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Solid State Physics

Solid State Physics is a textbook for students of physics, material science, chemistry, and engineering. It is the state-of-the-art presentation of the theoretical foundations and application of the quantum structure of matter and materials.

This second edition provides timely coverage of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the last decade (especially in low-dimensional systems and quantum transport). It helps build readers' understanding of the newest advances in condensed matter physics with rigorous yet clear mathematics. Examples are an integral part of the text, carefully designed to apply the fundamental principles illustrated in the text to currently active topics of research.

Basic concepts and recent advances in the field are explained in tutorial style and organized in an intuitive manner. The book is a basic reference work for students, researchers, and lecturers in any area of solid-state physics.

Primary Market: Upper level undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, Researchers and academics in the field of structure of matter and solid state physics.
Secondary Market: (Post) Graduate students in Materials Science, Chemistry and Engineering.

Hardbound, 872 Pages

Published: October 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-385030-0


  • Preface

    I - Electrons in one-dimensional periodic potentials

    II - Geometrical description of crystals: Direct and reciprocal lattices

    III - The Sommerfeld free-electron theory of metals

    IV - The one-electron approximation and beyond

    V - Band theory of crystals

    VI - Electronic properties of selected crystals

    VII - Excitons, plasmons and dielectric screening in crystals

    VIII - Interacting electronic-nuclear systems and the adiabatic principle

    IX - Lattice dynamics of crystals

    X - Scattering of particles by crystals

    XI - Optical and transport properties in metals

    XII - Optical properties of semiconductors and insulators

    XIII - Transport in intrinsic and homogeneously doped semiconductors

    XIV - Transport in inhomogeneous semiconductors

    XV - Electron gas in magnetic fields

    XVI - Magnetic properties of localized systems and Kondo impurities

    XVII - Magnetic ordering in crystals

    XVIII - Superconductivity

    Subject index


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