Transition Metal Compounds

Transition Metal Compounds

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Describing all aspects of the physics of transition metal compounds, this book provides a comprehensive overview of this unique and diverse class of solids. Beginning with the basic concepts of the physics of strongly correlated electron systems, the structure of transition metal ions, and the behaviours of transition metal ions in crystals, it goes on to cover more advanced topics such as metal-insulator transitions, orbital ordering, and novel phenomena such as multiferroics, systems with oxygen holes, and high-Tc superconductivity. Each chapter concludes with a summary of key facts and concepts, presenting all the most important information in a consistent and concise manner. Set within a modern conceptual framework, and providing a complete treatment of the fundamental factors and mechanisms that determine the properties of transition metal compounds, this is an invaluable resource for graduate students, researchers and industrial practitioners in solid state physics and chemistry, materials science, and inorganic chemistry.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 292 b/w illus.
  • 1139096788
  • 9781139096782

Table of contents

1. Localised and itinerant electrons in solids; 2. Isolated transition metal ions; 3. Transition metal ions in crystals; 4. Mott-Hubbard vc charge-transfer insulators; 5. Exchange interaction and magnetic structures; 6. Cooperative Jahn-Teller effect and orbital ordering; 7. Charge ordering in transition metal compounds; 8. Ferroelectrics, magnetoelectrics and multiferroics; 9. Doping of correlated systems and correlated metals; 10. Metal-insulator transitions; 11. Kondoeffect, mixed valence and heavy fermions; Appendix A. Some historical notes; Appendix B. A layman's guide to second quantization; Appendix C. Phase transitions and free energy expansion: Landau theory in a nutshell.
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'Khomskii successfully leads the reader through the field of transition-metal compounds by focusing on physical insight without detailed mathematical derivations. He has a deep understanding of the field and communicates his knowledge very well.' Thomas M. Cooper, MRS Bulletin 'The author concludes each chapter with a short summary that repeats the chapter's main ideas in a concentrated form. Those addenda enhance the pedagogical effect of the monograph and make it a highly useful introduction to the physics of TM oxides for nascent and experienced experimentalists and theoreticians working in that and adjacent fields of strongly correlated systems.' Konstantin Kikoin, Physics Today
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