Solid State Physics

Solid State Physics

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Part of a series of textbooks designed for use at undergraduate level, this 2nd edition covers the whole range of solid state physics, including important recent developments, and aims to present the material in a more accessible and simplified manner. A major change to this edition has been to introduce the idea of mobile electron states in solids through the free electron theory of metals, rather than through the formation of energy bands by overlap of atomic states on neighbouring atoms. To take acccount of recent developments, the amount of material on semiconductor physics and devices has been substantially increased, a chapter has been added on the two dimensional electron gas and quantum hall effect, and sections on quasicrystals, high Tc superconductors and the use of electrons to probe surfaces have been included. A chapter on the electrical properties of insulators has also been more

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 162.56 x 241.3 x 33.02mm | 771.1g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0471928054
  • 9780471928058
  • 403,899

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The Manchester Physics Series General Editors: D. J. Sandiford; F. Mandl; A. C. Phillips Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester Properties of Matter B. H. Flowers and E. Mendoza Optics Second Edition F. G. Smith and J. H. Thomson Statistical Physics Second Edition F. Mandl Electromagnetism Second Edition I. S. Grant and W. R. Phillips Statistics R. J. Barlow Solid State Physics Second Edition J. R. Hook and H. E. Hall Quantum Mechanics F. Mandl Particle Physics Second Edition B. R. Martin and G. Shaw The Physics of Stars A. C. Phillips Solid State Physics, Second Edition is aimed at students taking a first course in this subject, although it will also be of interest to professional physicists and electronic engineers requiring a grasp of the fundamentals of this important area of physics. Basic concepts are introduced in an easily accessible context: for example, wave propagation in crystals is introduced using one-and two-dimensional geometries. Only when these basic ideas are familiar are generalisations to three dimensions and the elegant framework of the reciprocal lattice made. Extensively rewritten, the Second Edition now includes new and expanded coverage of semiconductor devices, the quantum Hall effect, quasicrystals, high temperature superconductors and techniques for the study of the surfaces of solids. A chapter on dielectrics and ferroelectrics has also been added. Solid State Physics, Second Edition features: A carefully written and structured text to help students fully understand this exciting subject. A flow diagram allowing topics to be studied in different orders or omitted altogether. Optional "starred" and highlighted sections containing more advanced and specialised material for the more ambitious reader. Carefully selected problems at the end of each chapter designed to assist learning. Solutions are provided at the end of the more

Table of contents

Crystal structure; crystal dynamics; free electrons in metals; the effect of the periodic lattice potential - energy bands; semiconductors; semiconductor devices; diamagnetism and paramagnetism; magnetic order; electric properties of insulators; superconductivity; waves in crystals; scattering of electrons and neutrons from solids; real metalsshow more
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