Solid State Physics, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123850312
  • ISBN-13: 9780123850317
  • DDC: 537.622
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 872 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Solid State Physics is a textbook for students of physics, material science, chemistry, and engineering. It is the state-of-the-art presentation of the theoretical foundations and application of the quantum structure of matter and materials. This second edition provides timely coverage of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the last decade (especially in low-dimensional systems and quantum transport). It helps build readers' understanding of the newest advances in condensed matter physics with rigorous yet clear mathematics. Examples are an integral part of the text, carefully designed to apply the fundamental principles illustrated in the text to currently active topics of research. Basic concepts and recent advances in the field are explained in tutorial style and organized in an intuitive manner. The book is a basic reference work for students, researchers, and lecturers in any area of solid-state physics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
1: Electrons in One-Dimensional Periodic Potentials.
2: Geometrical Description of Crystals: Direct and Reciprocal Lattices.
3: The Sommerfeld Free-Electron Theory of Metals.
4: The One-Electron Approximation and Beyond.
5: Band Theory of Crystals.
6: Electronic Properties of Selected Crystals.
7: Excitons, Plasmons, and Dielectric Screening in Crystals.
8: Interacting Electronic-Nuclear Systems and the Adiabatic Principle.
9: Lattice Dynamics of Crystals.
10: Scattering of Particles by Crystals.
11: Optical and Transport Properties of Metals.
12: Optical Properties of Semiconductors and Insulators.
13: Transport in Intrinsic and Homogeneously Doped Semiconductors.
14: Transport in Inhomogeneous Semiconductors.
15: Electron Gas in Magnetic Fields.
16: Magnetic Properties of Localized Systems and Kondo Impurities.
17: Magnetic Ordering in Crystals.
18: Superconductivity.