Quantum Theory of the Solid State

Quantum Theory of the Solid State

Volume 2

1st Edition - January 1, 1974

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  • Author: Joseph Callaway
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483268262

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Quantum Theory of the Solid State, Part B describes the concepts and methods of the central problems of the quantum theory of solids. This book discusses the developed machinery applied to impurities, disordered systems, effects of external fields, transport phenomena, and superconductivity. The representation theory, low field diamagnetic susceptibility, electron-phonon interaction, and Landau theory of fermi liquids are also deliberated. This text concludes with an introduction to many-body theory and some applications. This publication is a suitable textbook for students who have completed a one-year course in quantum mechanics and have some familiarity with the experimental facts of solid state physics.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Contents of Part A

    Note to the Reader

    Chapter 5. Impurities and Alloys

    5.1 Representation Theory

    5.2 Localized Impurity States

    5.3 Impurities with Long Range Potentials

    5.4 Localized Moments

    5.5 Alloys

    5.6 The Kondo Effect



    Chapter 6. External Fields

    6.1 The Steady Electric Field

    6.2 The Steady Magnetic Field

    6.3 The Low Field Diamagnetic Susceptibility

    6.4 The de Haas-van Alphen Effect

    6.5 Optical Properties

    6.6 Excitons

    6.7 Effect of External Fields on Optical Properties



    Chapter 7. Electrons and Phonons

    7.1 The Electron-Phonon Interaction

    7.2 Transport Phenomena

    7.3 The Hall Effect and Magnetoresistance

    7.4 Electromagnetic Properties of Metals

    7.5 Ultrasonic Attenuation by Electrons

    7.6 Electrical Resistance Due to Lattice Vibrations

    7.7 The Polaron Problem

    7.8 Superconductivity



    Chapter 8. Aspects of the Electron-Electron Interaction

    8.1 Properties of Green's Functions

    8.2 Some Properties of an Electron Gas

    8.3 The Landau Theory of Fermi Liquids

    8.4 Electron Interactions and Magnetic Order

    8.5 Many-Body Effects in Semiconductors



    Author Index for Part B

    Subject Index for Parts A and B

Product details

  • No. of pages: 467
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1974
  • Published: January 1, 1974
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483268262

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Joseph Callaway

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Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

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