## Conductors, Semiconductors, Superconductors: An Introduction to Solid State PhysicsThis undergraduate textbook provides an introduction to the fundamentals of solid state physics, including a description of the key people in the field and the historic context. The book concentrates on the electric and magnetic properties of materials. It is written for students up to the bachelor level in the fields of physics, materials science, and electric engineering. Because of its vivid explanations and its didactic approach, it can also serve as a motivating pre-stage and supporting companion in the study of the established and more detailed textbooks of solid state physics. The textbook is suitable for a quick repetition prior to examinations. This second edition is extended considerably by detailed mathematical treatments in many chapters, as well as extensive coverage of magnetic impurities. |

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### Contents

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2 Well Ordered Lattice Structures in Crystals | 15 |

3 Permanent Movement in the Crystal Lattice | 35 |

4 Electric Conductor or Insulator?Energy Bands | 49 |

5 Metals Obey the Rules of Quantum Statistics | 59 |

Semiconductors | 73 |

7 Circling Electrons in High Magnetic Fields | 97 |

Superconductors | 117 |

Order Among the Elementary Magnets | 163 |

Superlattices Quantum Wires and Quantum Dots | 183 |

Useful or Harmful? | 205 |

Nobel Prizes in Physics Closely Connected with the Physics of Solids | 221 |

Nobel Prizes in Chemistry Closely Connected with the Physics of Solids | 225 |

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Conductors, Semiconductors, Superconductors: An Introduction to Solid State ... Rudolf P. Huebener No preview available - 2014 |

Conductors, Semiconductors, Superconductors: An Introduction to Solid State ... Rudolf P. Huebener No preview available - 2015 |

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