Solid State Physics: Structure and Properties of Materials

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Alpha Science Int'l Ltd., 2005 - Science - 596 pages
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Solid State Physics, a comprehensive study for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of pure and applied sciences, and engineering disciplines is divided into eighteen chapters. The First seven chapters deal with structure related aspects such as lattice and crystal structures, bonding, packing and diffusion of atoms followed by imperfections and lattice vibrations. Chapter eight deals mainly with experimental methods of determining structures of given materials. While the next nine chapters cover various physical properties of crystalline solids, the last chapter deals with the anisotropic properties of materials. This chapter has been added for benefit of readers to understand the crystal properties (anisotropic) in terms of some simple mathematical formulations such as tensor and matrix. New to the Second Edition: Chapter on: *Anisotropic Properties of Materials
 

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So far, this is the best solid state book I've used. It's simpler than Kittel, yet covers everything. It's very good as a beginners reference

Contents

Atoms in Crystals
1
Atomic Bonding
56
Atomic Packing
86
Atomic Shape and Size
120
Crystal Imperfections
150
Atomic Diffusion
194
Lattice Atomic Vibrations
228
Diffraction of Waves and Particles by Crystals
249
Band Theory
358
The Fermi Surface
392
Semiconducting Properties of Materials
421
Dielectric Properties of Materials
455
Optical Properties of Materials
480
Magnetic Properties of Materials
502
Superconductivity
534
Anisotropic Properties of Materials
560

Thermal Properties of Materials
300
Free Electrons in Crystals
323

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