Electronic Structure of Materials: Electronic Structure Of Materi

Paperback | October 1, 1994

byAdrian P. Sutton

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This textbook provides an up-to-date account of modern thinking about the electronic structure and properties of crystalline and non-crystalline materials in a form that is readily accessible to undergraduates in materials science, physics, and chemistry. In recent years the dominant role of the local atomic environment in controlling electronic structure and properties of materials has been recognized. The 'real-space' approach to electronic structure that this recognition has spawned runs through this book, and provides a coherent framework inwhich to study perfect and defective crystals and non-crystalline materials. This is the approach that those who have been worried by the conventional preoccupation with perfect crystals and band theory have been waiting for. The reciprocal space approach, exemplified in band theory, is alsodeveloped and powerful links between the two approaches are shown. Modern, first principles calculations, based on density functional theory, are now predictive tools in materials science and they are introduced and illustrated with relevant examples. Throughout this book the mathematical complexityis kept to a minimum. This therefore, is a textbook which provides a unique introduction to current understanding and predictive modelling of electronic structure and properties in today's materials.

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This textbook provides an up-to-date account of modern thinking about the electronic structure and properties of crystalline and non-crystalline materials in a form that is readily accessible to undergraduates in materials science, physics, and chemistry. In recent years the dominant role of the local atomic environment in controlling...

Adrian P. Sutton is at Linacre College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 9.25 × 6.3 × 0.67 inPublished:October 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198517548

ISBN - 13:9780198517542

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The diatomic molecule2. From the finite to the infinite3. Into 2 and 3 dimensions4. Band gaps: origins and consequences5. s-p bonding - a case study in silicon6. Free electron theory7. Properties of free electron metals8. The transition metals9. Structural stability of compounds10. Introduction to modern quantitative theory11. Where band theory breaks down12. References13. Problems14. Sample examination questionsIndex

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`Le livre est une tres bonne synthese des deux approches, et il en degage bien la complementarite. Les methodes de calcul modernes, a partir des premiers principes, sont introduites simplement, sans aucun developpement lourd, et illustrees par quelques exemples. Ce livre est a conseiller auxetudiants de maitrise et de DEA dans la specialite.'La Recherche, No. 271, Decembre 1994