Out of the crystal maze : chapters from the history of solid state physics / edited by Lillian Hoddeson [and others].Material type: TextPublication details: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992. Description: 1 online resource (xx, 697 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1429406925; 9781429406925; 1602565945; 9781602565944; 1280440317; 9781280440311; 9786610440313; 661044031X; 0195345320; 9780195345322Subject(s): Solid state physics -- History | Physique de l'état solide -- Histoire | SCIENCE -- Physics -- Condensed Matter | Solid state physics | Vastestoffysica | Solid state physicsGenre/Form: Electronic books. | History. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Out of the crystal maze.DDC classification: 530.4/109 LOC classification: QC176 | .O98 1992ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The roots of solid-state physics before quantum mechanics / Michael Eckert [and others] -- The development of the quantum mechanical electron theory of metals, 1926-1933 / Lillian Hoddeson, Gordon Baym, and Michael Eckert -- The development of the band theory of solids, 1933-1960 / Paul Hoch (with contributions from Krzysztof Szymborski) -- Point defects and ionic crystals : color centers as the key to imperfections / Jürgen Teichmann and Krzysztof Szymborski -- Mechanical properties of solids / Ernest Braun -- Magnetism and magnetic materials / Stephen T. Keith and Pierre Quédec -- Selected topics from the history of semiconductor physics and its applications / Ernest Braun -- Collective phenomena / Lillian Hoddeson [and others] -- The solid community / Spencer R. Weart.
Focuses on the field of solid-state physics - also referred to as condensed matter physics - which grew to maturity between 1920 and 1960. The history of some exciting developments is told here in an easy-to-follow text, accessible to general readers, while maintaining standards of high scholarship.
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