Edition: 2nd 2013 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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Description: Solid State Chemistry and Its Applications, 2nd edition - Student Edition is a long-awaited revision of the bestselling introductory text, Basic Solid State Chemistry, 2nd edition, the classic text for undergraduate teaching in solid state chemistry worldwide. This revised edition has been completely rewritten with about 20% new material, to provide the reader with an up-to-date account of the essential topics and recent developments in this exciting field of inorganic chemistry. Whilst the structure of Basic Solid State Chemistry has been retained, introducing topics in a logical and coherent way, the text has been fully updated and expanded to include the latest developments and concepts. A more balanced coverage of bonding in solids is given with a new section on covalent bonding and more extensive treatment of metallic bonding and associated electrical properties. A comprehensive overview of crystal defects is given with extended sections on non-stoichiometry and doping mechanisms. The methods used to synthesise solids and fabricate them in various forms such as films, coatings and fibres are covered extensively with new topics added such as microwave synthesis, combinational synthesis, mechano-synthesis, atomic layer deposition and spray pyrolysis. The wide range of techniques that may be used to characterise solids, including diffraction, spectroscopy, microscopy and thermal analysis are covered extensively with expanded sections on the various electron microscopy-based techniques. A new feature is a section on the strategy to be adopted when confronted with an unknown solid and questions such as: What is it, its structure and composition? The three main properties of solids that are important for application: electrical, magnetic and optical, are thoroughly revised with, for example, more extensive coverage of semiconductors and their applications, giant and colossal magnetoresistance, multiferroics such as BiFeO3, LEDs, fibre optics and solar cells. A major feature of this book is an extensive coverage of the crystal structures of important families of inorganic solids. Readers will be able to download free, a bespoke, easy-to-use viewer version of 'Crystal Maker' which will give them access to more than 100 crystal structures on their computers, with the facility to view the structures in different orientations. The textbook is published in full colour throughout to aid comprehension, and problem sets are included to help the reader understand and apply the principles introduced throughout the text. Supplementary material is provided online, including solutions to the student exercises, PowerPoint slides of figures from the book, the CrystalViewer and interactive crystal structures. Solid State Chemistry and its Applications, 2nd edition - Student Edition is a thorough revision of Basic Solid State Chemistry, 2nd edition, and is a concise, student friendly edition of the more advanced text Solid State Chemistry and its Applications, 2nd edition, due to publish in 2015.