The Oxford Solid State Basics / Steven H. Simon.Material type: TextPublisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013Copyright date: ©2013Edition: First editionDescription: 1 online resource (xiii, 290 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780191502101; 0191502103Other title: Solid State BasicsSubject(s): Solid state physics | SCIENCE -- Physics -- Condensed Matter | Solid state physics | Festkörperphysik | Kondensierte MaterieGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Oxford Solid State Basics.DDC classification: 530.41 LOC classification: QC176 | .S488 2013ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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The study of solids is one of the richest, most exciting, and most successful branches of physics. While the subject of solid state physics is often viewed as dry and tedious this new book presents the topic instead as an exciting exposition of fundamental principles and great intellectual breakthroughs. Beginning with a discussion of how the study of heat capacity of solids ushered in the quantum revolution, the author presents the key ideas of the field while emphasizing the deep underlying concepts.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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880-01 4.1 Basic Fermi-Dirac Statistics4.2 Electronic Heat Capacity; 4.3 Magnetic Spin Susceptibility (Pauli Paramagnetism); 4.4 Why Drude Theory Works So Well; 4.5 Shortcomings of the Free Electron Model; Exercises; II: Structure of Materials; 5 The Periodic Table; 5.1 Chemistry, Atoms, and the Schroedinger Equation; 5.2 Structure of the Periodic Table; 5.3 Periodic Trends; Exercises; 6 What Holds Solids Together: Chemical Bonding; 6.1 Ionic Bonds; 6.2 Covalent Bond; 6.3 Van der Waals, Fluctuating Dipole Forces, or Molecular Bonding; 6.4 Metallic Bonding; 6.5 Hydrogen Bonds; Exercises.
11.1 Tight Binding Model in One Dimension11.2 Solution of the Tight Binding Chain; 11.3 Introduction to Electrons Filling Bands; 11.4 Multiple Bands; Exercises; IV: Geometry of Solids; 12 Crystal Structure; 12.1 Lattices and Unit Cells; 12.2 Lattices in Three Dimensions; Exercises; 13 Reciprocal Lattice, Brillouin Zone, Waves in Crystals; 13.1 The Reciprocal Lattice in Three Dimensions; 13.2 Brillouin Zones; 13.3 Electronic and Vibrational Waves in Crystals in Three Dimensions; Exercises; V: Neutron and X-Ray Diffraction; 14 Wave Scattering by Crystals; 14.1 The Laue and Bragg Conditions.
14.2 Scattering Amplitudes14.3 Methods of Scattering Experiments; 14.4 Still More About Scattering; Exercises; VI: Electrons in Solids; 15 Electrons in a Periodic Potential; 15.1 Nearly Free Electron Model; 15.2 Bloch's Theorem; Exercises; 16 Insulator, Semiconductor, or Metal; 16.1 Energy Bands in One Dimension; 16.2 Energy Bands in Two and Three Dimensions; 16.3 Tight Binding; 16.4 Failures of the Band-Structure Picture of Metals and Insulators; 16.5 Band Structure and Optical Properties; Exercises; 17 Semiconductor Physics; 17.1 Electrons and Holes.
7 Types of MatterIII: Toy Models of Solids in One Dimension; 8 One-Dimensional Model of Compressibility, Sound, and Thermal Expansion; Exercises; 9 Vibrations of a One-Dimensional Monatomic Chain; 9.1 First Exposure to the Reciprocal Lattice; 9.2 Properties of the Dispersion of the One-Dimensional Chain; 9.3 Quantum Modes: Phonons; 9.4 Crystal Momentum; Exercises; 10 Vibrations of a One-Dimensional Diatomic Chain; 10.1 Diatomic Crystal Structure: Some Useful Definitions; 10.2 Normal Modes of the Diatomic Solid; Exercises; 11 Tight Binding Chain (Interlude and Preview).