## Solid State Physics: Structure and Properties of MaterialsSolid 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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### 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 |

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