Solid State Physics is a textbook for students of physics, material science, chemistry, and engineering. It is the state-of-the-art presentation of the theoretical foundations and application of the quantum structure of matter and materials.
This second edition provides timely coverage of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the last decade (especially in low-dimensional systems and quantum transport). It helps build readers' understanding of the newest advances in condensed matter physics with rigorous yet clear mathematics. Examples are an integral part of the text, carefully designed to apply the fundamental principles illustrated in the text to currently active topics of research.
Basic concepts and recent advances in the field are explained in tutorial style and organized in an intuitive manner. The book is a basic reference work for students, researchers, and lecturers in any area of solid-state physics.
I - Electrons in one-dimensional periodic potentials
II - Geometrical description of crystals: Direct and reciprocal lattices
III - The Sommerfeld free-electron theory of metals
IV - The one-electron approximation and beyond
V - Band theory of crystals
VI - Electronic properties of selected crystals
VII - Excitons, plasmons and dielectric screening in crystals
VIII - Interacting electronic-nuclear systems and the adiabatic principle
IX - Lattice dynamics of crystals
X - Scattering of particles by crystals
XI - Optical and transport properties in metals
XII - Optical properties of semiconductors and insulators
XIII - Transport in intrinsic and homogeneously doped semiconductors
XIV - Transport in inhomogeneous semiconductors
XV - Electron gas in magnetic fields
XVI - Magnetic properties of localized systems and Kondo impurities
XVII - Magnetic ordering in crystals
XVIII - Superconductivity