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Physics of Condensed Matterby Prasanta K. Misra
Synopses & Reviews
Physics of Condensed Matter is designed for a two-semester graduate course on condensed matter physics for students in physics and materials science. While the book offers fundamental ideas and topic areas of condensed matter physics, it also includes many recent topics of interest on which graduate students may choose to do further research. The text can also be used as a one-semester course for advanced undergraduate majors in physics, materials science, solid state chemistry, and electrical engineering, as it offers a breadth of topics applicable to these majors.
The book begins with a clear, coherent picture of simple models of solids and properties, and progresses to more advanced properties and topics later in the book. It offers a comprehensive account of the modern topics in condensed matter physics by including introductory accounts of the areas of research where intense research is underway. The book assumes a working knowledge of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, electricity and magnetism and Green's function formalism (for the second-semester curriculum).
Covers many advanced topics and recent developments in condensed matter physics which are not included in other texts and are hot areas: Spintronics, Heavy fermions, Metallic nanoclusters, Zno, Graphene and graphene-based electronic, Quantum hall effect, High temperature superdonductivity, Nanotechnology
A diverse number of Experimental techniques clearly simplified
End of chapter problems
Book News Annotation:
The field has grown exponentially during the past decade, states Mirsa (physics, U. of Houston) in his preface, thus making it a challenge to prepare a graduate level text of reasonable size and to select from the "vast areas of the topics covered under the umbrella of 'condensed matter physics,'" (his words). He has taken on the challenge and designed this text for a one-year (two semesters) graduate course for students in physics, materials science, solid state chemistry, and electrical engineering. It's also useful as a reference for researchers or instructors and can be adapted for various courses and levels of instruction. The author assumes a working knowledge of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and Green's function formalism (for the second semester). Organization is in 18 chapters beginning with basic properties of crystals and proceeding through phonons and lattice vibrations, free and nearly free electron models, band-structure calculations, static and transport properties of solids, electron-electron interaction, dynamics of Bloch electrons, semiconductors, electronics, spintronics, diamagnetism and paramagnetism, magnetic ordering, superconductivity, heavy fermions, metallic nanoculsters, complex structures, and novel materials. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Basic Properties of Crystals Chapter 2. Phonons and Lattice Vibrations Chapter 3. Free Electron Model Chapter 4. Nearly Free Electron Model Chapter 5. Band Structure Calculations Chapter 6. Static and Transport Properties of Solids Chapter 7. Electron-Electron Interaction Chapter 8. Dynamics of Bloch Electrons Chapter 9. Semiconductors Chapter 10. Electronics Chapter 11. Spintronics Chapter 12. Diamagnetism and Paramagnetism Chapter 13. Magnetic Ordering Chapter 14. Superconductivity Chapter 15. Heavy Fermions Chapter 16. Metallic Nanoclusters Chapter 17. Complex Structures Chapter 18. Novel Materials Appendix A. Space Groups and Point Groups Appendix B. Mossbauer Effect Appendix C. Introduction to Renormalization Group Approach
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