Solid State Physics

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 12, 1985 - Science - 506 pages
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Now available in paperback, Solid State Physics is designed to serve as a first text for a course on the physics of solids. Updated to reflect recent work in the field, this book emphasizes crystalline solids, going from the crystal lattice to the ideas of reciprocal space and Brillouin zones, and develops these ideas for lattice vibrations, for the theory of metals, and for semiconductors. The theme of lattice periodicity and its varied consequences runs through eighty percent of the book. Other sections deal with major aspects of solid state physics controlled by other phenomena: super-conductivity, dielectric and magnetic properties, and magnetic resonance. The book does not require a formal knowledge of quantum mechanics, and includes over 100 problems of varied length and difficulty. It will also be useful to chemists, material scientists, and electrical engineers who need an introduction to the subject for self study.
 

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Contents

Crystallinity and the Form of Solids
1
11 Forms of Interatomic Binding
5
12 Symmetry Operations
25
13 Actual Crystal Structures
39
14 Crystal Diffraction
51
15 Reciprocal Space
67
16 Crystalline Defects
74
Problems
81
35 Dynamics of Electron Motion
235
36 Superconductivity
266
Problems
285
Bibliography
291
Semiconductors
293
41 Equilibrium Electron Statistics
295
42 Electronic Transport in a Semiconductor
330
43 Band Shapes in Real Semiconductors
362

Bibliography
85
Lattice Dynamics
87
21 Elastic Waves Atomic Displacements and Phonons
88
22 Vibrational Modes of a Monatomic Lattice
92
23 Vibrational Spectrum for a Structure with a Basis
105
24 Phonon Statistics and Lattice Specific Heats
120
25 Thermal Conduction
132
Problems
144
Bibliography
147
Electrons in Metals
149
31 Some Features of the Metallic State
151
32 Classical Free Electron Theory
157
33 The Quantized Free Electron Theory
170
34 The Band Theory of Solids
202
44 Excess Carrier Phenomena
378
Problems
396
Bibliography
403
Dielectric and Magnetic Properties of Solids
405
51 Dielectric Properties
407
52 Magnetic Properties of Solids
431
53 Magnetic Resonance
455
Problems
484
Bibliography
488
Table of Some Useful Numerical Constants
490
Author Index
491
Subject Index
497
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