The Physics of Solids

Hardcover | September 20, 2016

byJohn B. Ketterson

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This comprehensive text covers the basic physics of the solid state starting at an elementary level suitable for undergraduates but then advancing, in stages, to a graduate and advanced graduate level. In addition to treating the fundamental elastic, electrical, thermal, magnetic, structural,electronic, transport, optical, mechanical and compositional properties, we also discuss topics like superfluidity and superconductivity along with special topics such as strongly correlated systems, high-temperature superconductors, the quantum Hall effects, and graphene. Particular emphasis isgiven to so-called first principles calculations utilizing modern density functional theory which for many systems now allow accurate calculations of the electronic, magnetic, and thermal properties.

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This comprehensive text covers the basic physics of the solid state starting at an elementary level suitable for undergraduates but then advancing, in stages, to a graduate and advanced graduate level. In addition to treating the fundamental elastic, electrical, thermal, magnetic, structural,electronic, transport, optical, mechanical a...

John B. Ketterson received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago, USA. He worked at the Argonne National laboratory from 1962 to 1974 at which time he joined the faculty of the Physics and Astronomy Department at Northwestern University, USA. Research interests have included electronic properties of metals (particu...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1120 pagesPublished:September 20, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Introductory Topics1. Elastic behavior of solids2. Electric behavior of insulators3. Metals and the Drude-Lorentz model4. Elementary theories of thermal properties of solids5. Elementary theories of magnetism; magnetic ions6. The non-interacting Fermi gas7. Elementary theories of crystal bondingPart II: Crystal Structure and its Determination8. Lattices and crystal structures9. X-ray diffraction; the reciprocal latticePart III: Electronic Structure of Periodic Solids10. Electrons in a periodic solid11. The nearly-free electron, OPW, pseudopotential, and tight binding methods12. The parameterization of band structures: applications to semiconductors13. Augmented-plane wave and Green's function methodsPart IV: Electron-electron interaction14. The self-consistent dielectric function15. Hartree-Fock and density functional theoryPart V: Lattice Dynamics16. Harmonic lattice dynamics: classical and quantum17. Thermal expansion, phonon-phonon interactions and heat transportPart VI: Electron Transport and Conduction Electron Dynamics18. Motion of electroncs and holes in external electric and magnetic fields19. Electronic transport properties governed by static scattering centers20. Measuring the electronic energy spectrum on and off the Fermi surface21. The interacting system of metallic-electrons and phononsPart VII: Semiconductors22. Homogeneous semiconductors23. Inhomogeneous semiconductorsPart VIII: Electric and Magnetic Properties of Insulators24. Electric and magnetic susceptibilities25. Piezoelectricity, pyroelectricity, and ferroelectrcityPart IX: Magnetism26. Ferromagnetism and antiferromagnetism27. Dynamic properties of magnetic materials28. Magnetic resonancePart X: Optical Properties29. Optical responses30. Polaritons, excitons, and plasmons31. Behavior under intense illumination: NLO, the e-h liquid and excitonic BECPart XI: Superconductivity and Superfluidity32. A phenomenological theory of superconductivity: the London equations33. A phenomenological theory of superconductivity: the Ginzburg-Landau theory and the Josephson effects34. The microscopic theory of superconductivity: Cooper pairing and the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer theory35. Elementary excitations and the thermodynamic properties of superconductors36. Superfluid 4HE37. Landau-Fermi liquid theory38. Superfluid 3HE*Part XII: Disordered Materials39. Alloys40. Defects and diffusion in crystalline solids; color centers41. Dislocations42. The quantum theory of electrical transport in dilute alloys43. Electrical transport in highly-disordered media: localization/interaction effects44. Magnetic impurities and their interactions: the Anderson model, the Kondo effect and the RKKY interactionPart XIII: Special Topics45. Strongly correlated systems46. High temperature superconductors47. Artificially structured/patterned materials; surfaces and interfaces48. The quantum Hall effects49. Graphene, carbon nantubes and fullerenesAppendix A: Some basic concepts in statistical physicsAppendix B: The calculus of variationsAppendix C: The symmetry of many-particle wave functions: the occupatuon number representation