Electrical Conduction in Solid Materials

Electrical Conduction in Solid Materials

Physicochemical Bases and Possible Applications

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Author: J. P. Suchet
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483280233

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Electrical Conduction in Solid Materials (Physicochemical Bases and Possible Applications) investigates the physicochemical bases and possible applications of electrical conduction in solid materials, with emphasis on conductors, semiconductors, and insulators. Topics range from the interatomic bonds of conductors to the effective atomic charge in conventional semiconductors and magnetic transitions in switching semiconductors. Comprised of 10 chapters, this volume begins with a description of electrical conduction in conductors and semiconductors, metals and alloys, as well as interatomic bonds and the resistivity of magnetic conductors. Subsequent chapters focus on conventional semiconductors, including intrinsic semiconductors and binary and ternary compounds; compounds containing ordered or disordered atomic magnetic moments, showing paramagnetism of ferro-, ferri-, or antiferromagnetism; and magnetic and crystallographic transitions in switching semiconductors. Organic and inorganic insulators are also considered, along with possible applications of conductors, semiconductors, and insulators. Finally, the special magnetoelectric effects and magneto-optical effects of magnetic semiconductors are analyzed. This book will be a valuable resource for students of physical chemistry.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Part I Physicochemical Bases

    Chapter 1 Conductors

    1.1 Interatomic Bonds

    1.2 Conductors and Semiconductors

    1.3 Metals and Alloys

    1.4 Magnetic Conductors

    1.5 Resistance at Low Temperatures


    Chapter 2 Conventional Semiconductors

    2.1 Intrinsic Semiconductors

    2.2 First Condition

    2.3 Binary and Ternary Compounds

    2.4 Second Condition

    2.5 Effective Atomic Charge


    Chapter 3 Magnetic Semiconductors

    3.1 Roles of s, p, and d Electrons

    3.2 d Transfers and Chemical Bond

    3.3 Simple Binary Compounds

    3.4 Compounds with the NiAs Structure

    3.5 Ternary Compounds


    Chapter 4 Switching Semiconductors

    4.1 Magnetic Transitions

    4.2 Crystallographic Transitions

    4.3 Chalcogenide Glasses

    4.4 Reversible Crystallization

    4.5 Non-Destructive Breakdown


    Chapter 5 Insulators

    5.1 Inorganic Insulators

    5.2 Organic Insulators

    5.3 Alternating Currents

    5.4 Dielectrics

    5.5 Ferroelectrics


    Part II Possible Applications

    Chapter 6 Conductors

    6.1 Electricity Lines

    6.2 Telecommunications by Wire

    6.3 Magnetic Coils

    6.4 Resistors and Couples

    6.5 Contact Parts


    Chapter 7 Conventional Semiconductors

    7.1 Extrinsic Semiconductors

    7.2 P—N Junction: Photocell, Rectifier

    7.3 Multiple Junction: Amplifier

    7.4 Heterojunction: Thermocell

    7.5 Other Applications


    Chapter 8 Magnetic Semiconductors

    8.1 Thermistors

    8.2 Magnetoresistance Commutator

    8.3 Special Magnetoelectric Effects

    8.4 Magneto-Optical Effects

    8.5 Laser Modulator


    Chapter 9 Switching Semiconductors

    9.1 Thermal Detector

    9.2 Memory Switch

    9.3 Threshold Switch

    9.4 Special Glass IRdome

    9.5 Other Applications of Glasses


    Chapter 10 Insulators

    10.1 Electrotechnical Insulator

    10.2 Electromechanical Resonator

    10.3 Condenser, Amplifier

    10.4 Light Modulator

    10.5 Memory, Electret


    Guide to Recent Books

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Formula Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 226
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1975
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483280233

About the Author

J. P. Suchet

About the Editor

B. R. Pamplin

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