Theoretical Solid State Physics, Volume 2 deals with the electron-lattice interaction and the effect of lattice imperfections. Conductivity, semiconductors, and luminescence are discussed, with emphasis on the basic physical problems and the various phenomena derived from them. The theoretical basis of interaction between electrons and lattices is considered, along with basic concepts of conduction theory, scattering of electrons by imperfections, and radiationless transitions. This volume is comprised of 19 chapters and begins with an overview of the coupling of electrons and the crystal lattice in a solid, followed by a discussion on the conduction phenomena. The reader is then introduced to defects in the crystal lattice and their effects on the distribution and energy spectrum of the electrons as well as the frequency spectrum of the lattice vibrations. Subsequent chapters focus on semiconductors and their conductivity, thermoelectric effects, and effects in a magnetic field; radiative processes; and radiationless transitions. This book will be of interest to physicists and students of solid state physics.
Contents of Volume 1 Foreword IV. The Electron-Lattice Interaction A. General Theory1. Basis of Interaction Theory 2. The Interaction Terms 3. The Interaction Processes 4. Extensions of the Interaction Theory 5. The Effect of the Electron-Lattice Interaction on Electronic Properties B. Conduction Phenomena 6. Basic Concepts of Conduction Theory 7. The Boltzmann Transport Equation 8. The Solution of the Transport Equation for Conduction Processes 9. General Formulation of Conduction Phenomena 10. The Conductivity of Metals 11. Galvanomagnetic Effects 12. Refinements of Conduction Theory
V. The Real Crystal with Lattice Imperfections A. Lattice Imperfections13. Description of Lattice Imperfections 14. Defect Levels 15. The Electron Equilibrium Distribution When There are Imperfections 16. Non-equilibrium States 17. Scattering of Electrons by Imperfections 18. The Effect of Imperfections on the Lattice Vibrational Spectrum B. Semiconductors 19. Classification and Properties 20. Energy Surfaces and Effective Mass 21. The Conductivity of Semiconductors 22. Thermoelectric Effects 23. Effects in a Magnetic Field 24. Hot Electrons 25. Rectifying and Amplifying Effects in Semiconductors C. Luminescence 26. Phenomenological Description of Luminescence 27. Radiative Processes 28. Radiationless Transitions
References Notations and Numerical Values Index
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- 1st January 1972
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