This new edition of the well-received introduction to solid-state physics provides a comprehensive overview of the basic theoretical and experimental concepts of materials science. Experimental aspects and laboratory details are highlighted in separate panels that enrich text and emphasize recent developments. Notably, new material in the third edition includes sections on important new devices, aspects of non- periodic structures of matter, phase transitions, defects, superconductors and nanostructures. Students will benefit significantly from solving the exercises given at the end of each chapter. This book is intended for university students in physics, materials science and electrical engineering. It has been thoroughly updated to maintain its relevance and usefulness to students and professionals.
Chemical Bonding in Solids.- Structure of Solid Matter.- Diffraction from Periodic Structures.- Dynamics of Atoms in Crystals.- Thermal Properties.- #x201C;Free#x201D; Electrons in Solids.- The Electronic Bandstructure of Solids.- Magnetism.- Motion of Electrons and Transport Phenomena.- Superconductivity.- Dielectric Properties of Materials.- Semiconductors.