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Overview

Since the publication of the first edition over 50 years ago,Introduction to Solid State Physics has been the standard solidstate physics text for physics students. The author's goal from thebeginning has been to write a book that is accessible toundergraduates and consistently teachable. The emphasis in the bookhas always been on physics rather than formal mathematics. Witheach new edition, the author has attempted to add important newdevelopments in the field without sacrificing the book'saccessibility and teachability.

* A very important chapter on nanophysics has been written by anactive worker in the field. This field is the liveliest addition tosolid state science during the past ten years
* The text uses the simplifications made possible by the wideavailability of computer technology. Searches using keywords on asearch engine (such as Google) easily generate many fresh anduseful references

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An introductory text on solid state physics for seniors and beginning graduate students in physical science and engineering, covering topics which include crystal structure and binding, phonons, fermi surfaces and metals, superconductivity, magnetic resonance, and surface and interface physics. Appendices explain numerous calculations and equations. This seventh edition contains treatment of fiber optics and new magnetic materials, and displays the results of scanning tunneling microscopy. Includes b&w illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471415268
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 88
  • Pages: 680
  • Sales rank: 984,805
  • Product dimensions: 7.74 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Kittel did his undergraduate work in physics at M.I.T andat the Cavendish Laboratory of Cambridge University. He receivedhis Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He worked in the solidstate group at Bell Laboratories, along with Bardeen and Shockley,leaving to start the theoretical solid state physics group atBerkeley in 1951. His research has been largely in magnetismand in semiconductors. In magnetism he developed the theories offerromagnetic and antiferromagnetic resonance and the theory ofsingle ferromagnetic domains, and extended the Bloch theory ofmagnons. In semiconductor physics he participated in the firstcyclotron and plasma resonance experiments and extended the resultsto the theory of impurity states and to electron-hole drops.

He has been awarded three Guggenheim fellowships, the OliverBuckley Prize for Solid State Physics, and, for contributions toteaching, the Oersted Medal of the American Association of PhysicsTeachers, He is a member of the National Academy of Science and ofthe American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: CRYSTAL STRUCTURE.      

Periodic Array of Atoms.                  

Fundamental Types of Lattices.        

Index System for Crystal Planes.          

Simple Crystal Structures.                      

Direct Imaging of AtomicStructure.               

Nonideal CrystalStructures.                      

Crystal StructureData.                               

CHAPTER 2: WAVE DIFFRACTION AND THE RECIPROCALLATTICE.      

Diffraction of Waves by Crystals.

Scattered WaveAmplitude.               

Brillouin Zones.                   

Fourier Analysis of theBasis.               

CHAPTER 3: CRYSTAL BINDING AND ELASTICCONSTANTS.     

Crystals of InertGases.                      

Ionic Crystals.                              

Covalent Crystals.                      

Metals.                                        

Hydrogen Bonds.                         

AtomicRadii.                                     

Analysis of Elastic Strains.                  

Elastic Compliance and StiffnessConstants.       

Elastic Waves in Cubic Crystals.       

CHAPTER 4: PHONONS I. CRYSTALVIBRATIONS.     

Vibrations of Crystals with MonatomicBasis.     

Two Atoms per Primitive Basis.                    

Quantization of Elastic Waves.                 

PhononMomentum.                                     

Inelastic Scattering byPhonons.                      

CHAPTER 5: PHONONS II. THERMALPROPERTIES.       

Phonon HeatCapacity.                              

Anharmonic CrystalInteractions.               

ThermalConductivity.                              

CHAPTER 6: FREE ELECTRON FERMIGAS.       

Energy Levels in OneDimension.                              

Effect of Temperature on the Fermi-DiracDistribution.       

Free Electron Gas in ThreeDimensions.                      

Heat Capacity of the ElectronGas.                       

Electrical Conductivity and Ohm’sLaw.               

Motion in Magnetic Fields.                                  

Thermal Conductivity ofMetals.                              

CHAPTER 7: ENERGY BANDS.        

Nearly Free Electron Model.                  

BlochFunctions.                                     

Kronig-Penney Model.                                 

Wave Equation of Electron in a PeriodicPotential.       

Number of Orbitals in aBand.                            

CHAPTER 8: SEMICONDUCTORCRYSTALS.       

BandGap.                                                    

Equations of Motion.                                       

Intrinsic CarrierConcentration.                            

ImpurityConductivity.                                             

ThermoelectricEffects.                                     

Semimetals.                                                    

Superlattices.                                                    

CHAPTER 9: FERMI SURFACES ANDMETALS.       

Construction of Fermi Surfaces.                              

Electron Orbits, Hole Orbits, and OpenOrbits.                      

Calculation of Energy Bands.                                         

Experimental Methods in Fermi Surface Studies.                 

CHAPTER 10:SUPERCONDUCTIVITY.                      

Experimental Survey.                                               

Theoretical Survey.                                               

High-TemperatureSuperconductors.                              

CHAPTER 11: DIAMAGNETISM ANDPARAMAGNETISM.              

Langevin DiamagnetismEquation.                                     

Quantum Theory of Diamagnetism of Mononuclear Systems.

Paramagnetism.                                                 

Quantum Theory ofParamagnetism.                                  

Cooling by IsentropicDemagnetization.                        

Paramagnetic Susceptibility of ConductionElectrons.               

CHAPTER 12: FERROMAGNETISM ANDANTIFERROMAGNETISM.   

Ferromagnetic Order.                                       

Magnons.                                                    

Neutron MagneticScattering.                                     

Ferrimagnetic Order.                                          

AntiferromagneticOrder.                                     

FerromagneticDomains.                                     

Single Domain Particles.                              

CHAPTER 13: MAGNETICRESONANCE.             

Nuclear MagneticResonance.                                     

LineWidth.                                                    

Hyperfine Splitting.                                     

Nuclear QuadrupoleResonance.                              

FerromagneticResonance.                                     

AntiferromagneticResonance.                                     

Electron ParamagneticResonance.                              

Principle of Maser Action.                                 

CHAPTER 14: PLASMONS, POLARITONS, ANDPOLARONS.       

Dielectric Function of the ElectronGas.               

Plasmons.                                                    

ElectrostaticScreening.                                     

Polaritons.                                                    

Electron-ElectronInteraction.                                     

Electron-Phonon Interaction:Polarons.                      

Peierls Instability of Linear Metals.                         

CHAPTER 15: OPTICAL PROCESSES ANDEXCITONS.       

OpticalReflectance.                                             

Excitons.                                             

Raman Effects in Crystals.                              

Energy Loss of Fast Particles in aSolid.                     

CHAPTER 16: DIELECTRICS AND FERROELECTRICS.

Macroscopic ElectricField.                                     

Local Electric Field at an Atom.                           

Dielectric Constant andPolarizability.                      

Structural PhaseTransitions.                                     

Ferroelectric Crystals.                                     

DisplaciveTransitions.                                     

CHAPTER 17: SURFACE AND INTERFACEPHYSICS.       

SurfaceCrystallography.                                

Surface ElectronicStructure.                                     

Magnetoresistance in a Two-Dimensional Channel.       

p-nJunctions.                                                      

Heterostructures.                                            

SemiconductorLasers.                                             

Light-Emitting Diodes.                                

CHAPTER 18: NANOSTRUCTURES.

Imaging Techniques for Nanostructures.

Electronic Structure of 1D Systems.

Electrical Transport in 1D.

Electronic Structure of 0D Systems.

Electrical Transport in 0D.

Vibrational and Thermal Properties of Nanostructures.

CHAPTER 19: NONCRYSTALLINE SOLIDS.

Diffraction Pattern.

Glasses.

Amorphous Ferromagnets.

Amorphous Semiconductors.

Low Energy Excitations in Amorphous Solids.

Fiber Optics.

CHAPTER 20: POINT DEFECTS.

Lattice Vacancies.

Diffusion.

Color Centers.

CHAPTER 21: DISLOCATIONS.

Shear Strength of Single Crystals.

Dislocations.

Strength of Alloys.

Dislocations and Crystal Growth.

Hardness of Materials.

CHAPTER 22: ALLOYS.

General Consideration.

Substitutional Solid Solutions – Hume-Rotherby Rules.

Order-Disorder Transformation.

Phase Diagrams.

Transition Metal Alloys.

Kondo Effect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2009

    Poorly Explained Text

    This book does an extremely poor job of explaining important concepts of solid state physics. There are only a few examples and even those do not flow well within the text. Many of the exercises at the end of the chapter were poorly related to the material. I had to reference other books and professors to get the required information.

    The only redeeming quality of this book was that it covered a fairly large range of topics. However, it is no help to someone that would like to learn the material. There are large jumps and gaps in the flow of the information.

    A text that I briefly referenced was Aschroft and Mermin. I did not read the text as completely as I did this one because Kittel was the text assigned for the class, so I can only say that I found it useful. I would recommend to purchase the Aschroft and Mermin Solid State Physics textbook instead of this one.

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