Electronic structure and the properties of solids: the physics of the chemical bond
This innovative text offers basic understanding of the electronic structure of covalent and ionic solids, simple metals, transition metals and their compounds. It also explains how to calculate dielectric, conducting, and bonding properties for each. Includes a useful Solid State Table of the Elements.
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Electronic Structure of Solids
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angular antibonding orbitals atomic orbitals band gap bond length Bond Orbital Approximation bond orbitals Brillouin Zone bulk modulus calculation Chapter coefficients cohesive energy compounds conduction bands conduction-band contribution core corrections corresponding coupling covalent solids dangling hybrid dependence dielectric dipole discussed displacement distortion electronic structure electrostatic energy empty-core energy bands equation evaluated experimental values face-centered cubic factor Fermi energy Fermi surface FIGURE free-electron frequency GaAs gives homopolar homopolar semiconductors illustrated in Fig indicated interatomic matrix elements ionic solids kinetic energy lattice wave number LCAO LCAO theory levels modes molecules muffin-tin nearest-neighbor neighbors obtained optical overlap interaction oxygen parameters perovskite perturbation theory plane polar energies potential predicted problem pseudopotential pseudopotential theory result Section semiconductors shown in Fig silicon simple metals SiO2 Solid State Table spectra sphere spin susceptibility symmetry tetrahedral tetrahedral solids tion total energy transition metals transition-metal valence bands vibration wave function zero zincblende