Synopses & Reviews
This new edition of the popular introduction to solid-state physics provides a comprehensive overview on basic theoretical and experimental concepts of material science. Additional sections emphasize current topics in solid-state physics. Notably, sections on important devices, aspects of non-periodic structures of matter, phase transitions, defects, superconductors and nanostructures have been added, the chapters presenting semi- and superconductivity had been completly updated. Students will benefit significantly from solving the exercises given at the end of each chapter. This book is intended for university students in physics, engineering and electrical engineering. This edition has been carefully revised, updated, and enlarged. Among the key recent developments incorporated throughout GMR (giant magneto resistance), thin-film magnetic properties, magnetic hysteresis and domain walls, quantum transport, metamaterials, and preparation techniques for nanostructures. From a review of the original edition - "... An excellent mix of concepts, theoretical arguments, and discussion of modern experiments - all at an introductory level ... Full of illustrations, photographs, schematic diagrams of experimental techniques, and graphs of results..." -- American Journal of Physics
Review
From a review of the original edition: "... An excellent mix of concepts, theoretical arguments, and discussion of modern experiments - all at an introductory level ... Full of illustrations, photographs, schematic diagrams of experimental techniques, and graphs of results..." - American Journal of Physics
Synopsis
This new edition of the well-received introduction to solid-state physics provides a comprehensive overview of the basic theoretical and experimental concepts of materials science. Experimental aspects and laboratory details are highlighted in separate panels that enrich text and emphasize recent developments. Notably, new material in the third edition includes sections on important new devices, aspects of non- periodic structures of matter, phase transitions, defects, superconductors and nanostructures. Students will benefit significantly from solving the exercises given at the end of each chapter. This book is intended for university students in physics, materials science and electrical engineering. It has been thoroughly updated to maintain its relevance and usefulness to students and professionals.
Synopsis
This popular text is a comprehensive introduction to solid-state physics. New material in this edition covers important devices, aspects of non-periodic structures of matter, phase transitions, defects, superconductors and nanostructures.
Table of Contents
Chemical Bonding in Solids.- Structure of Solid Matter.- Diffraction from Periodic Structures.- Dynamics of Atoms in Crystals.- Thermal Properties.- "Free" Electrons in Solids.- The Electronic Bandstructure of Solids.- Magnetism.- Motion of Electrons and Transport Phenomena.- Superconductivity.- Dielectric Properties of Materials.- Semiconductors.- References.- Subject Index.- Periodic Table of the Elements.- Table of Constants and Equivalent Values.