Solid State Physics An Introduction

ISBN-10: 3527408614
ISBN-13: 9783527408610
Edition: 2008
Authors: Philip Hofmann
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List price: $80.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 233
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

Filling a gap in the literature for a brief course in solid state physics, this is a clear and concise introduction that not only describes all the basic phenomena and concepts, but also discusses such advanced issues as magnetism and superconductivity. This textbook assumes only basic mathematical knowledge on the part of the reader and includes more than 100 discussion questions and some 70 problems, with solutions as well as further supplementary material available free to lecturers from the Wiley-VCH website.

Preface
Chemical Bonding in Solids
Attractive and Repulsive Forces
Ionic Bonding
Covalent Bonding
Metallic Bonding
Hydrogen Bonding
van der Waals Bonding
Discussion and Problems
Crystal Structures
General Description of Crystal Structures
Some Important Crystal Structures
Cubic Structures
Close-Packed Structures
Covalent Structures
Crystal Structure Determination
X-Ray Diffraction
Bragg Theory
Lattice Planes and Miller Indices
General Diffraction Theory
The Reciprocal Lattice
The Meaning of the Reciprocal Lattice
X-Ray Diffraction from Periodic Structures
The Ewald Construction
Relation Between Bragg and Laue Theory
Other Methods
Inelastic Scattering
Discussion and Problems
Mechanical Properties
Elastic Deformation
Macroscopic Picture
Elastic Constants
Poisson's Ratio
Relation Between Elastic Constants
Microscopic Picture
Plastic Deformation
Estimate of the Yield Stress
Point Defects and Dislocations
The Role of Defects in Plastic Deformation
Fracture
Discussion and Problems
Thermal Properties of the Lattice
Lattice Vibrations
A Simple Harmonic Oscillator
An Infinite Chain of Atoms
One Atom Per Unit Cell
The First Brillouin Zone
Two Atoms Per Unit Cell
A Finite Chain of Atoms
Quantized Vibrations, Phonons
Three-Dimensional Solids
Generalization to Three Dimensions
Estimation of the Vibrational Frequencies from the Elastic Constants
Heat Capacity of the Lattice
Classical Theory and Experimental Results
Einstein Model
Debye Model
Thermal Conductivity
Thermal Expansion
Allotropic Phase Transitions and Melting
Discussion and Problems
Electronic Properties of Metals: Classical Approach
Basic Assumptions of the Drude Model
Results from the Drude Model
DC Electrical Conductivity
Hall Effect
Optical Reflectivity of Metals
The Wiedemann-Franz Law
Shortcomings of the Drude Model
Discussion and Problems
Electronic Properties of Metals: Quantum Mechanical Approach
The Idea of Energy Bands
Free Electron Model
The Quantum Mechanical Eigenstates
Electronic Heat Capacity
The Wiedemann-Franz Law
Screening
The General Form of the Electronic States
Nearly Free Electron Model
Energy Bands in Real Solids
Transport Properties
Brief Review of Some Key Ideas
Discussion and Problems
Semiconductors
Intrinsic Semiconductors
Temperature Dependence of the Carrier Density
Doped Semiconductors
n and p Doping
Carrier Density
Conductivity of Semiconductors
Semiconductor Devices
The pn Junction
Transistors
Optoelectronic Devices
Discussion and Problems
Magnetism
Macroscopic Description
Magnetic Effects in Atoms
Weak Magnetism in Solids
Diamagnetism
Diamagnetism of the Ions
Diamagnetism of Free Electrons
Paramagnetism
Curie Paramagnetism
Pauli Paramagnetism
Magnetic Ordering
Magnetic Ordering and the Exchange Interaction
Temperature Dependence of the Ordering
Ferromagnetic Domains
Hysteresis
Discussion and Problems
Dielectrics
Macroscopic Description
Microscopic Polarization
The Local Field
Frequency Dependence of the Dielectric Constant
Other Effects
Impurities in Dielectrics
Ferroelectricity
Piezoelectricity
Dielectric Breakdown
Discussion and Problems
Superconductivity
Basic Experimental Facts
Zero Resistivity
The Meissner Effect
The Isotope Effect
Some Theoretical Aspects
Phenomenological Theory
Microscopic BCS Theory
Experimental Detection of the Gap
Coherence of the Superconducting State
Type I and Type II Superconductors
High-Temperature Superconductivity
Concluding Remarks
Discussion and Problems
Finite Solids and Nanostructures
Quantum Confinement
Surfaces and Interfaces
Magnetism on the Nanoscale
Discussion and Problems
Appendix
References
Further Reading
Physical Constants and Energy Equivalents
Index

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