Band Theory of Solids: An Introduction from the Point of View of Symmetry

Paperback | April 1, 1992

bySimon L. Altmann

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The structure of much of solid-state theory comes directly from group theory, but until now there has been no elementary introduction to the band theory of solids which adopts this approach. This book provides such an introduction, employing only the simplest and most basic of grouptheoretical ideas, and emphasizing the significance of symmetry in determining many of the essential concepts used in the subject.Given the extensive training of chemists in applying group theory, there is no quicker entry into the subject than by means of the approach used in this book. Many topics were chosen with the needs of chemists in mind, and many of the examples have a chemical flavour. Numerous problems are includedwhich enable the reader to apply the major ideas and to complete some parts of the treatment. Chemists will find this a valuable introduction to band theory, and the book will also appeal to all physical scientists who would like to go a little beyond the elementary treatments so faravailable.

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The structure of much of solid-state theory comes directly from group theory, but until now there has been no elementary introduction to the band theory of solids which adopts this approach. This book provides such an introduction, employing only the simplest and most basic of grouptheoretical ideas, and emphasizing the significance of...

Simon L. Altmann is at Brasenose College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:April 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

0. Notation1. The free-electron picture2. Symmetry and group theory3. Space groups4. The reciprocal lattice and the Fourier series5. Block functions and Brillouin zones6. Space group representations7. The representation of space groups: an example8. Brillouin zones and energy bands9. Bands and Fermi surfaces in metals and semiconductors10. Methods of calculation of band structures11. Phonons and conductivity12. Phase stability13. Wannier functions and Lowdin orbitals14. Surface and impurity states15. Solutions to the problemsReferencesIndex

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`This well written, aptly illustrated and readable text ... provides a sound introduction to the band theory of solids'Aslib Book Guide, Vol. 50, No. 11, Nov 1994