Physics and Chemistry of Materials with A

Electrons and Phonons in Layered Crystal Structures

Editors: Wieting, T.J., Schlüter, M. (Eds.)

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This volume is devoted to the electron and phonon energy states of inorganic layered crystals. The distinctive feature of these low-dimensional materials is their easy mechanical cleavage along planes parallel to the layers. This feature implies that the chemical binding within each layer is much stronger than the binding between layers and that some, but not necessarily all, physical properties of layered crystals have two-dimensional character. In Wyckoff's Crystal Structures, SiC and related com­ pounds are regarded as layered structures, because their atomic layers are alternately stacked according to the requirements of cubic and hexagonal close-packing. How­ ever, the uniform (tetrahedral) coordination of the atoms in these compounds excludes the kind of structural anisotropy that is fundamental to the materials dis­ cussed in this volume. An individual layer of a layered crystal may be composed of either a single sheet of atoms, as in graphite, or a set of up to five atomic sheets, as in Bi2 Te3' A layer may also have more complicated arrangements of the atoms, as we find for example in Sb S . But the unique feature common to all these materials is 2 3 the structural anisotropy, which directly affects their electronic and vibrational properties. The nature of the weak interlayer coupling is not very well understood, despite the frequent attribution of the coupling in the literature to van der Waals forces. Two main facts, however, have emerged from all studies.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Symmetry Considerations

    Schlüter, M.

    Pages 1-58

  • Methods Used for Calculating Band Structures of Layered Materials

    Fong, C. Y.

    Pages 59-144

  • Electronic Structure of Some Layer Compounds

    Fong, C. Y. (et al.)

    Pages 145-315

  • Infrared and Raman Investigations of Long-Wavelength Phonons in Layered Materials

    Wieting, T. J. (et al.)

    Pages 321-407

  • Neutron Scattering and Lattice Dynamics of Materials with Layered Structures

    Wakabayashi, N. (et al.)

    Pages 409-464

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electrons and Phonons in Layered Crystal Structures
Editors
  • T.J. Wieting
  • M. Schlüter
Series Title
Physics and Chemistry of Materials with A
Series Volume
3
Copyright
1979
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-9370-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-9370-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-0897-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-009-9372-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 486
Number of Illustrations and Tables
107 b/w illustrations
Topics