Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th Edition
November 2004, ©2005
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Periodic Array of Atoms.
Fundamental Types of Lattices.
Index System for Crystal Planes.
Simple Crystal Structures.
Direct Imaging of Atomic Structure.
Nonideal Crystal Structures.
Crystal Structure Data.
CHAPTER 2: WAVE DIFFRACTION AND THE RECIPROCAL LATTICE.
Diffraction of Waves by Crystals.
Scattered Wave Amplitude.
Fourier Analysis of the Basis.
CHAPTER 3: CRYSTAL BINDING AND ELASTIC CONSTANTS.
Crystals of Inert Gases.
Analysis of Elastic Strains.
Elastic Compliance and Stiffness Constants.
Elastic Waves in Cubic Crystals.
CHAPTER 4: PHONONS I. CRYSTAL VIBRATIONS.
Vibrations of Crystals with Monatomic Basis.
Two Atoms per Primitive Basis.
Quantization of Elastic Waves.
Inelastic Scattering by Phonons.
CHAPTER 5: PHONONS II. THERMAL PROPERTIES.
Phonon Heat Capacity.
Anharmonic Crystal Interactions.
CHAPTER 6: FREE ELECTRON FERMI GAS.
Energy Levels in One Dimension.
Effect of Temperature on the Fermi-Dirac Distribution.
Free Electron Gas in Three Dimensions.
Heat Capacity of the Electron Gas.
Electrical Conductivity and Ohm’s Law.
Motion in Magnetic Fields.
Thermal Conductivity of Metals.
CHAPTER 7: ENERGY BANDS.
Nearly Free Electron Model.
Wave Equation of Electron in a Periodic Potential.
Number of Orbitals in a Band.
CHAPTER 8: SEMICONDUCTOR CRYSTALS.
Equations of Motion.
Intrinsic Carrier Concentration.
CHAPTER 9: FERMI SURFACES AND METALS.
Construction of Fermi Surfaces.
Electron Orbits, Hole Orbits, and Open Orbits.
Calculation of Energy Bands.
Experimental Methods in Fermi Surface Studies.
CHAPTER 10: SUPERCONDUCTIVITY.
CHAPTER 11: DIAMAGNETISM AND PARAMAGNETISM.
Langevin Diamagnetism Equation.
Quantum Theory of Diamagnetism of Mononuclear Systems.
Quantum Theory of Paramagnetism.
Cooling by Isentropic Demagnetization.
Paramagnetic Susceptibility of Conduction Electrons.
CHAPTER 12: FERROMAGNETISM AND ANTIFERROMAGNETISM.
Neutron Magnetic Scattering.
Single Domain Particles.
CHAPTER 13: MAGNETIC RESONANCE.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance.
Electron Paramagnetic Resonance.
Principle of Maser Action.
CHAPTER 14: PLASMONS, POLARITONS, AND POLARONS.
Dielectric Function of the Electron Gas.
Electron-Phonon Interaction: Polarons.
Peierls Instability of Linear Metals.
CHAPTER 15: OPTICAL PROCESSES AND EXCITONS.
Raman Effects in Crystals.
Energy Loss of Fast Particles in a Solid.
CHAPTER 16: DIELECTRICS AND FERROELECTRICS.
Macroscopic Electric Field.
Local Electric Field at an Atom.
Dielectric Constant and Polarizability.
Structural Phase Transitions.
CHAPTER 17: SURFACE AND INTERFACE PHYSICS.
Surface Electronic Structure.
Magnetoresistance in a Two-Dimensional Channel.
CHAPTER 18: NANOSTRUCTURES.
Imaging Techniques for Nanostructures.
Electronic Structure of 1D Systems.
Electrical Transport in 1D.
Electronic Structure of 0D Systems.
Electrical Transport in 0D.
Vibrational and Thermal Properties of Nanostructures.
CHAPTER 19: NONCRYSTALLINE SOLIDS.
Low Energy Excitations in Amorphous Solids.
CHAPTER 20: POINT DEFECTS.
CHAPTER 21: DISLOCATIONS.
Shear Strength of Single Crystals.
Strength of Alloys.
Dislocations and Crystal Growth.
Hardness of Materials.
CHAPTER 22: ALLOYS.
Substitutional Solid Solutions – Hume-Rotherby Rules.
Transition Metal Alloys.
He has been awarded three Guggenheim fellowships, the Oliver Buckley Prize for Solid State Physics, and, for contributions to teaching, the Oersted Medal of the American Association of Physics Teachers, He is a member of the National Academy of Science and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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