Introduction to Solid State Physics / Edition 8by Charles Kittel, Alex Zettl, Paul McEuen
Pub. Date: 11/28/2004
Since the publication of the first edition over 50 years ago, Introduction to Solid State Physics has been the standard solid state physics text for physics students. The author's goal from the beginning has been to write a book that is accessible to undergraduates and consistently teachable. The emphasis in the book has always been on physics rather than formal
Since the publication of the first edition over 50 years ago, Introduction to Solid State Physics has been the standard solid state physics text for physics students. The author's goal from the beginning has been to write a book that is accessible to undergraduates and consistently teachable. The emphasis in the book has always been on physics rather than formal mathematics. With each new edition, the author has attempted to add important new developments in the field without sacrificing the book's accessibility and teachability.
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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 Atomic Structure.
Nonideal Crystal Structures.
Crystal Structure Data.
CHAPTER 2: WAVE DIFFRACTION AND THE RECIPROCAL LATTICE.
Diffraction of Waves by Crystals.
Scattered Wave Amplitude.
Fourier Analysis of the Basis.
CHAPTER 3: CRYSTAL BINDING AND ELASTIC CONSTANTS.
Crystals of Inert Gases.
Analysis of Elastic Strains.
Elastic Compliance and Stiffness Constants.
Elastic Waves in Cubic Crystals.
CHAPTER 4: PHONONS I. CRYSTAL VIBRATIONS.
Vibrations of Crystals with Monatomic Basis.
Two Atoms per Primitive Basis.
Quantization of Elastic Waves.
Inelastic Scattering by Phonons.
CHAPTER 5: PHONONS II. THERMAL PROPERTIES.
Phonon Heat Capacity.
Anharmonic Crystal Interactions.
CHAPTER 6: FREE ELECTRON FERMI GAS.
Energy Levels in One Dimension.
Effect of Temperature on the Fermi-Dirac Distribution.
Free Electron Gas in Three Dimensions.
Heat Capacity of the Electron Gas.
Electrical Conductivity and Ohm’s Law.
Motion in Magnetic Fields.
Thermal Conductivity of Metals.
CHAPTER 7: ENERGY BANDS.
Nearly Free Electron Model.
Wave Equation of Electron in a Periodic Potential.
Number of Orbitals in a Band.
CHAPTER 8: SEMICONDUCTOR CRYSTALS.
Equations of Motion.
Intrinsic Carrier Concentration.
CHAPTER 9: FERMI SURFACES AND METALS.
Construction of Fermi Surfaces.
Electron Orbits, Hole Orbits, and Open Orbits.
Calculation of Energy Bands.
Experimental Methods in Fermi Surface Studies.
CHAPTER 10: SUPERCONDUCTIVITY.
CHAPTER 11: DIAMAGNETISM AND PARAMAGNETISM.
Langevin Diamagnetism Equation.
Quantum Theory of Diamagnetism of Mononuclear Systems.
Quantum Theory of Paramagnetism.
Cooling by Isentropic Demagnetization.
Paramagnetic Susceptibility of Conduction Electrons.
CHAPTER 12: FERROMAGNETISM AND ANTIFERROMAGNETISM.
Neutron Magnetic Scattering.
Single Domain Particles.
CHAPTER 13: MAGNETIC RESONANCE.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance.
Electron Paramagnetic Resonance.
Principle of Maser Action.
CHAPTER 14: PLASMONS, POLARITONS, AND POLARONS.
Dielectric Function of the Electron Gas.
Electron-Phonon Interaction: Polarons.
Peierls Instability of Linear Metals.
CHAPTER 15: OPTICAL PROCESSES AND EXCITONS.
Raman Effects in Crystals.
Energy Loss of Fast Particles in a Solid.
CHAPTER 16: DIELECTRICS AND FERROELECTRICS.
Macroscopic Electric Field.
Local Electric Field at an Atom.
Dielectric Constant and Polarizability.
Structural Phase Transitions.
CHAPTER 17: SURFACE AND INTERFACE PHYSICS.
Surface Electronic Structure.
Magnetoresistance in a Two-Dimensional Channel.
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.
Low Energy Excitations in Amorphous Solids.
CHAPTER 20: POINT DEFECTS.
CHAPTER 21: DISLOCATIONS.
Shear Strength of Single Crystals.
Strength of Alloys.
Dislocations and Crystal Growth.
Hardness of Materials.
CHAPTER 22: ALLOYS.
Substitutional Solid Solutions – Hume-Rotherby Rules.
Transition Metal Alloys.
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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.