Orbital Approach to the Electronic Structure of Solids

Hardcover | February 12, 2012

byEnric Canadell, Marie-Liesse Doublet, Christophe Iung

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This book provides an intuitive yet sound understanding of how structure and properties of solids may be related. The natural link is provided by the band theory approach to the electronic structure of solids. The chemically insightful concept of orbital interaction and the essential machineryof band theory are used throughout the book to build links between the crystal and electronic structure of periodic systems. In such a way, it is shown how important tools for understanding properties of solids like the density of states, the Fermi surface etc. can be qualitatively sketched and usedto either understand the results of quantitative calculations or to rationalize experimental observations. Extensive use of the orbital interaction approach appears to be a very efficient way of building bridges between physically and chemically based notions to understand the structure andproperties of solids.

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This book provides an intuitive yet sound understanding of how structure and properties of solids may be related. The natural link is provided by the band theory approach to the electronic structure of solids. The chemically insightful concept of orbital interaction and the essential machineryof band theory are used throughout the book...

Enric Canadell was educated at the Universities of Barcelona and Autonoma de Madrid, conducted research at the Universities of Barcelona, Chicago and Paris -Sud Orsay and since 1996 is Research Professor at the Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (CSIC). He is mostly interested in the development of ideas to relate the struct...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pagesPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199534934

ISBN - 13:9780199534937

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Table of Contents

1. Elementary introduction to the transport properties of solids2. Electronic structure of molecules: use of the symmetry3. Electronic Structure of One-dimensional Systems: Basic Notions4. Electronic First-order Peierls distortions in periodic 1D systems5. Application to trans-polyacetylene6. Handling the symmetry in 1D compounds7. Application to polyacene8. Electronic structure of selected inorganic chains9. Electronic structure of 2D and 3D systems10. Density of States11. Fermi surface and Low Dimensional Metals12. Electron repulsion