By Solyom J.
This booklet is the 1st of a three-volume sequence written through an analogous writer that goals to carry a accomplished and self-contained account of the substantial box of solid-state physics. It is going some distance past so much vintage texts within the presentation of the homes of solids and experimentally saw phenomena, besides the fundamental ideas and theoretical tools used to appreciate them and the fundamental beneficial properties of varied experimental techniques.
the 1st quantity offers with the atomic and magnetic constitution and the dynamics of solids, the second one with these electrical homes that may be understood by way of the one-particle approximation, and the 3rd with the results because of interactions and correlations between electrons.
This quantity covers 4 significant themes. After a short background of solid-state physics, the introductory half offers the class of condensed levels, describes the fundamental beneficial properties of atoms as development blocks of solids, and analyzes how atoms bind jointly to shape solids.
The moment half offers with structural facets. The symmetries of crystalline solids and their results are lined in detail.
Deviations from crystalline order both because of defects or in kind of quasicrystalline or noncrystalline constructions also are mentioned. The 3rd half is dedicated to the theoretical description and experimental remark of lattice vibrations. eventually, magnetism as a result of localized magnetic moments is handled either phenomenologically and quantum mechanically.
The textual content offers plentiful fabric for upper-level undergraduate and graduate classes. The publication additionally serves as a necessary reference for researchers within the box of condensed subject physics.