Solid state physicsThe Manchester Physics Series General Editors: D. J. Sandiford; F. Mandl; A. C. Phillips Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester Properties of Matter B. H. Flowers and E. Mendoza Optics Second Edition F. G. Smith and J. H. Thomson Statistical Physics Second Edition F. Mandl Electromagnetism Second Edition I. S. Grant and W. R. Phillips Statistics R. J. Barlow Solid State Physics Second Edition J. R. Hook and H. E. Hall Quantum Mechanics F. Mandl Particle Physics Second Edition B. R. Martin and G. Shaw The Physics of Stars A. C. Phillips Solid State Physics, Second Edition is aimed at students taking a first course in this subject, although it will also be of interest to professional physicists and electronic engineers requiring a grasp of the fundamentals of this important area of physics. Basic concepts are introduced in an easily accessible context: for example, wave propagation in crystals is introduced using oneand twodimensional geometries. Only when these basic ideas are familiar are generalisations to three dimensions and the elegant framework of the reciprocal lattice made. Extensively rewritten, the Second Edition now includes new and expanded coverage of semiconductor devices, the quantum Hall effect, quasicrystals, high temperature superconductors and techniques for the study of the surfaces of solids. A chapter on dielectrics and ferroelectrics has also been added. Solid State Physics, Second Edition features:

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CRYSTAL DYNAMICS  34 
FREE ELECTRONS IN METALS  76 
SEMICONDUCTORS  131 
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applied field approximation associated atoms behaviour Bragg Brillouin zone calculate Chapter coefficient collisions conduction band conduction electrons contribution Cooper pair corresponding covalent bonds crystal curve cyclotron Debye deduce depletion layer dielectric constant diffracted beams dipole direction dispersion relation displacement donor effective mass electric field electron energy energy band energy gap factor Fermi surface ferromagnetic finite flux free electron frequency given by Eq gives heat capacity hence holes impurity indicated interaction ions kspace Landau level lattice point lattice vibrations low temperatures magnetic field metals modes momentum ntype nearest neighbours neutron normal obtained onedimensional orbit oscillations pn junction particle perpendicular phonon plane polarization positive potential predicted primitive unit cell problem quantum reciprocal lattice vector region resonance result scattering semiconductor shown in Fig shows solid space sphere structure superconducting susceptibility symmetry term transition twodimensional unit cell valence band velocity wavefunction wavelength wavenumber wavevector xrays zero