Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Conductors, Semiconductors, Superconductors

An Introduction to Solid State Physics

Authors: Hübener, Rudolf P

  • Covers key people in their historic scientific context
  • Presents technical applications in several chapters
  • Richly illustrated
  • Displays in a comprehensive manner difficult physical contents and impressive examples
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About this Textbook

In the second half of the last century solid state physics and materials science experienced a great advance and established itself as an important and independent new field.

This book provides an introduction to the fundamentals of solid state physics, including a description of the key people in the field and the historic context. The book concentrates on the electric and magnetic properties of materials. It is written for students up to the bachelor in the fields of physics, materials science and electric engineering. Because of its vivid explanations and its didactic approach, it can also serve as a motivating pre-stage and supporting companion in the study of the established and more detailed textbooks of solid state physics. The book is suitable for a quick repetition prior to examinations.

For his scientific accomplishments, in 1992 the author received the Max-Planck Research Price and in 2001 the Cryogenics Price. He studied physics and mathematics at the University of Marburg, as well at the Technical Universities of Munich and Darmstadt. In 1958 he obtained his PhD in experimental physics at the University of Marburg. After working at the Research Center Karlsruhe and at a research institute near Albany, New York, he worked for 12 years at the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, Illinois. In 1974 he accepted an appointment at a chair of Experimental Physics at the University of Tübingen. There he taught and performed research until his retirement in 1999.

About the authors

Prof. em. Rudolf Huebener earned his PhD in physics from the University of Marburg. After holding research positions at Karlsruhe and New York he worked 12 years at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, USA. In 1974 he accepted a professorship at the University of Tübingen. For his scientific achievements Rudolf Huebener was awarded the Max Planck Research Prize in 1992.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This is an excellent book for beginners in the field of solid-state physics, written for bachelor-level students in various disciplines such as physics, materials sciences, and chemistry. The most attractive aspect of this book is the descriptions of major scientists and their history, which will motivate beginners in the fields of science and engineering. … Fundamentals of solid-state physics along with the most recent discoveries and research topics are very well written in this book.” (K. Kamala Bharathi, MRS Bulletin, Vol. 40 (3), March, 2015)


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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Spectacular Advances

    Huebener, Rudolf P.

    Pages 1-12

  • Well Ordered Lattice Structures in Crystals

    Huebener, Rudolf P.

    Pages 13-30

  • Permanent Movement in the Crystal Lattice

    Huebener, Rudolf P.

    Pages 31-42

  • Electric Conductor or Insulator?—Energy Bands

    Huebener, Rudolf P.

    Pages 43-49

  • Metals Obey the Rules of Quantum Statistics

    Huebener, Rudolf P.

    Pages 51-63

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conductors, Semiconductors, Superconductors
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to Solid State Physics
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09141-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09141-9
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 215
Number of Illustrations and Tables
88 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original German edition published by Spektrum Verlag, 2013
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