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Solid State Theory

An Introduction

Rössler, Ulrich

Originally published in the series "Advanced Texts in Physics".

2004, XIX, 346 p.


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  • There is an international lack of good monographs on solid state theory; this excellent book fills this gap
"Solid-State Theory - An Introduction" is a textbook for graduate students of physics and material sciences. Whilst covering the traditional topics of established older textbooks, it also takes up new developments in theoretical concepts and materials that are connected with such breakthroughs as the quantum-Hall effects, the high-Tc superconductors, and the low-dimensional systems realized in solids. Thus, besides providing the fundamental concepts to describe the physics of the electrons and ions comprising the solid, including their interactions, the book provides a link to the experimental facts and gives the reader an excellent insight into current research fields. A compilation of review problems makes the book especially valuable to both students and teachers.  The new edition offers an additional chapter on the interaction of light and matter, plus end-of-chapter problems and solutions.


Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Correlated electron systems - Lattice dynamics - Materials theory - Textbook solid-state physics - Theory of condensed matter - dynamics - material sciences - physics

Related subjects » Characterization & Evaluation of Materials - Engineering - Optical & Electronic Materials - Surfaces, Interfaces, Thin Films, Corrosion, Coatings

Table of contents 

1. Introduction.- 2. The Solid as a Many-Particle Problem.- 3. Lattice Dynamics: Phonons.- 4. The Free Electron Gas.- 5. Electrons in a Periodic Potential.- 6. Spin Waves: Magnons.- 7. Correlated Electrons.- 8. Electron—Phonon Interaction.- 9. Defects, Disorder, and Localization.- 10. Appendices.- References.- Solutions.

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