Theoretical Solid State Physics

Theoretical Solid State Physics

International Series of Monographs in Natural Philosophy, Volume 2

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Author: Albert Haug
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159799

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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.

Table of Contents

  • Contents of Volume 1


    IV. The Electron-Lattice Interaction

    A. General Theory

    1. 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 Imperfections

    13. 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


    Notations and Numerical Values


Product details

  • No. of pages: 370
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159799

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Albert Haug

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D. Ter Haar

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