Electronic Properties of Materials

Authors: Hummel, Rolf E.

  • Graduate/advanced undergraduate textbook
  • Widely used, course-tested, and now in an updated fourth edition
  • Covers the solid-state physics needed to understand the electrical, optical, magnetic, and thermal properties of materials and their applications
  • Stresses concepts, not mathematical formalism
  • Describes the materials of next-generation electronic devices
  • Supplementary material for graduate students clearly marked
  • Independent modules to suit different courses
  • Appendix includes problems and solutions
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About this Textbook

This book on electrical, optical, magnetic, and thermal properties of materials differs from other introductory texts in solid-state physics. First, it is written for engineers, particularly materials and electrical engineers, who what to gain a fundamental understanding of semiconductor devices, magnetic materials, lasers, alloys, and so forth. Second, it stresses concepts rather than mathematical formalism, which should make the presentation relatively easy to read. Third, it is not an encyclopedia: The topics are restricted to material considered to be essential and that can be covered in one 15-week semester.

The book is divided into five parts. The first part, "Fundamentals of Electron Theory," introduces the essential quantum mechanical concepts needed for understanding materials science; the other parts may be read independently of each other. Many practical applications are discussed to provide students with an understanding of electronic devices currently in use. The solutions to the numerical problems are given in the appendix.

Previous editions have been well received by students and teachers alike. This Fourth Edition has again been thoroughly revised and brought up to date to take into account the explosive developments in electrical, optical, and magnetic materials and devices. Specifically, new topics have been added in the "applied sections," such as energy saving light sources, particularly compact fluorescence light fixtures, organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), organic photovoltaics (OPV cells), optical fibers,  pyroelectricity, phase-change memories, blue ray disks, holographic versatile disks, galvanoelectric phenomena (emphasizing the entire spectrum of primary and rechargeable batteries), graphene, quantum Hall effect, iron-based semiconductors (pnictides), etc. to mention just a few subjects.

About the authors

Rolf E. Hummel is a Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. He received his Ph.D (Dr. rer.nat.) in 1963 from the University of Stuttgart, Germany and the Max-Planck Institute for Materials Research, also in Stuttgart. He has been at the University of Florida since graduation, only interrupted by Sabbatical stays in Japan, Korea, China, New Zealand, France, Vietnam, Germany, and Colorado. His previous publications include Optical Properties of Metals and Alloys (1971), Electro-and Thermo-Transport in Metals and Alloys (ed.),(1977), the two-volume Handbook of Optical Properties (ed.), (1996), and Understanding Materials Science 2nd Ed. (2004). His books are widely appraised for their easy understandability.

Reviews

From the reviews of the fourth edition:

“This is an excellent book for materials and electrical engineers, as well as advanced students. This book is divided into five distinct and self-contained parts, which makes it easier for the reader to find information on a particular area of interest. … contains many applications and problems that help to bridge the gap between physics and engineering. … For practicing engineers, this would be a good reference book. It would also be useful for someone looking to gain an overall concept of device physics.” (Ishtiaque Ahmed, Optics & Photonics News, April, 2012)


Table of contents (22 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electronic Properties of Materials
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8164-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8164-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-8163-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9841-5
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XIX, 488
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