Electronic Structure and the Properties of Solids The Physics of the Chemical Bond

ISBN-10: 0486660214

ISBN-13: 9780486660219

Edition: 1989

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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. With a useful "Solid State Table of the Elements."
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List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 582
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Electron states
The quantum-mechanical basis
Quantum mechanics
Electronic structure of atoms
Electronic structure of small molecules
The simple polar bond
Diatomic molecules
Electronic structure of solids
Energy bands
Electron dynamics
Characteristic solid types
Solid state matrix elements
Calculation of spectra
Covalent solids
Electronic structure of simple tetrahedral solids
Crystal structures
Bond orbitals
The LCAO bands
The bond orbital approximation and extended bond orbitals
Planar and filamentary structures
Optical spectra
Dielectric susceptibility
Optical properties and oscillator strengths
Features of the absorption spectrum
chi subscript 1 and the dielectric constant
Other dielectric properties
Bond dipoles and higher-order susceptibilities
Effective atomic charge
Dielectric screening
Ternary compounds
Magnetic susceptibility
The energy bands
Accurate band structures
LCAO Interpretation of the bands
The conduction bands
Effective masses
Impurity states and excitons
The total energy
The overlap interaction
Bond length, cohesive energy, and the bulk modulus
Cohesion in polar covalent solids
Total energy calculations
Rigid hybrids
The Valence force field
Internal displacements, and prediction of c subscript 44
Lattice Vibrations
The Vibration spectrum
Long range forces
Phonons and the specific heat
The transverse charge
The Electron-phonon interaction
Surfaces and defects
Surface energy and crystal shapes
Surface reconstruction
The elimination of surface states, and Fermi level pinning
Adsorption of atoms and the 7 x 7 reconstruction pattern
Defects and amorphous semiconductors
Photothresholds and heterojunctions
Mixed tetrahedral solids
Tetrahedral complexes
The crystal structure and the simple molecular lattice
The bonding unit
Bands and electronic spectra
Mechanical properties
Vibrational spectra
Coupling of vibrations to the infrared
Closed-shell systems
Inert-gas solids
Interatomic interactions
Electronic properties
Ionic compounds
The crystal structure
Electrostatic energy and the Madelung potential
Ion-Ion Interactions
Cohesion and Mechanical Properties
Structure Determination and Ionic Radii
Dielectric properties of ionic crystals
Electronic structure and spectra
Dielectric susceptibility
Effective charges and ion softening
Surfaces and molten ionic compounds
Open-shell systems
Simple metals
History of the theory
The Free-electron theory of metals
Electrostatic energy
The empty-core pseudopotential
Free-electron energy
Density, bulk modulus, and cohesion
Electronic structure of metals
Pseudopotential perturbation theory
Pseudopotentials in the perfect lattice
Electron diffraction by pseudopotentials
Nearly-free-electron bands and Fermi surfaces
Scattering by defects
Mechanical properties of metals
The band-structure energy
The effective interaction between ions, and higher-order terms
The phonon spectrum
The electron-phonon interaction and the electron-phonon coupling constant
Surfaces and liquids
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