Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics, Volume 1

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World Scientific, 2005 - Science - 591 pages
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- Basic concepts are emphasized; usually they are intuitively introduced, then more precisely formulated, and compared with correlated concepts.
- A plethora of new topics, such as quasicrystals, photonic crystals, GMR, TMR, CMR, high Tc superconductors, Bose-Einstein condensation, etc., are presented with sharp physical insights.
- Bond and band approaches are discussed in parallel, breaking the barrier between physics and chemistry.
- A highly accessible chapter is included on correlated electronic states -- rarely found in an introductory text.
- Introductory chapters on tunneling, mesoscopic phenomena, and quantum-confined nanostructures constitute a sound foundation for nanoscience and nanotechnology.
- The text is profusely illustrated with about 500 figures.
 

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Contents

Overview
1
Science Press for Figs 17 3 3 and 17 3
17
Symmetry of Structure
27
Organization of the Crystalline State
49
Beyond the Crystalline State
73
Springer for Fig 14 4
76
Inhomogéneo us Structure
99
Wave Propagation in Periodic and Quasiperiodic Structures
121
Bond Approach
275
Bibliography
300
Correlated Electronic States
333
Quantum Confined Nanostructures
363
Landau Theory of Phase Transitions
405
Crystals Quasicrystals and Liquid Crystals
427
Ferromagnets Antiferromagnets and Ferrimagnets
449
Superconductors and Superfluids
481

Dynamics of Bloch Electrons
155
Surface and Impurity Effects
177
Transport Properties
199
Wave Localization in Disordered Systems
231
Mesoscopic Quantum Transport
251
Broken Ergodicity
521
of Mott Transition
547
Appendix A Units and Their Conversion
557
Index
565
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