Solid-state physics: an introduction to theory and experiment
This introduction to solid-state physics emphasizes both experimental and theoretical aspects of materials science. Three important areas of modern research are treated in particular detail: magnetism, superconductivity, and semiconductor physics. Experimental aspects with examples taken from research areas of current interest are presented in the form of separate panels. This novel format, highly praised by readers of earlier editions, should help to relate the theoretical concepts described in the text to important practical applications. Students will benefit significantly from working through the problems related to each chapter. In many cases these lead into areas outside the scope of the main text and are designed to stimulate further study.
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Chemical Bonding in Solids
Diffraction from Periodic Structures
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A-space absorption acceptors approximation atoms axis band edge band gap bandstructure BCS ground BCS theory beam behavior Bloch waves bonding Brillouin zone Calculate carriers charge concentration conduction band constant Cooper pairs coordinates corresponding crystal derived described determined dielectric diffraction dipole donor doped e(co effective mass elec electric field energy levels excitation experimental external field Fermi energy Fermi level Fermi surface ferromagnetism flux free electron gas frequency function GaAs gap energy holes integral interaction ionic ionization ions layer linear low temperatures magnetic field measured metals molecule nearest neighbors neutron normal obtain occupied one-electron orbitals oscillator p-n junction particles perpendicular phase phonons plane polarization position potential quantum radiation reciprocal lattice region sample scattering Schematic Sect semiconductor shown in Fig so-called solid space-charge zone spatial specific heat spectrum spin waves structure superconductor symmetry thermal equilibrium tion transition trons tunnel unit cell valence band values velocity voltage wave vector wavefunction X-ray