Foundations of Solid State Physics introduces the essential topics of solid state physics as taught globally with a focus on understanding the properties of solids from the viewpoint of dimensionality and symmetry. Written in a conversational manner and designed to be accessible, the book contains a minimal amount of mathematics. The authors?noted experts on the topic?offer an insightful review of the basic topics, such as the static and dynamic lattice in real space, the reciprocal lattice, electrons in solids, and transport in materials and devices.
The book also includes more advanced topics: the quasi-particle concept (phonons, solitons, polarons, excitons), strong electron-electron correlation, light-matter interactions, and spin systems. The authors' approach makes it possible to gain a clear understanding of conducting polymers, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, two-dimensional chalcogenides, perovskites and organic crystals in terms of their expressed dimension, topological connectedness, and quantum confinement. This important guide:
-Offers an understanding of a variety of technology-relevant solid-state materials in terms of their dimension, topology and quantum confinement
-Contains end-of-chapter problems with different degrees of difficulty to enhance understanding
-Treats all classical topics of solid state physics courses - plus the physics of low-dimensional systems
Written for students in physics, material sciences, and chemistry, lecturers, and other academics, Foundations of Solid State Physics explores the basic and advanced topics of solid state physics with a unique focus on dimensionality and symmetry.
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About the Author
Siegmar Roth is founding director of Sineurop Nanotech GmbH Stuttgart, Germany, a company synthesizing carbon nanotubes, graphene and related materials. He has obtained his PhD in Physics at the University of Vienna, Austria, and his Habilitation at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. After some years at Siemens in Erlangen, Germany, he joined the Institut Laue Langevin and later on the High Field Magnet Lab in Grenoble, from where he moved to Stuttgart to become leader of the Research Group on Synthetic Nanostructures at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research. Between 2009 and 2012 he was visiting professor at the School of Electrical Engineering of Korea University.
David L. Carroll is professor at the Wake Forest University. He is a trained materials scientist and received his PhD from Wesleyan University, Middletown, USA. After a stay as postdoctoral fellow at the department of materials science and engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia from 1993-1995, he joined the Max-Planck-Institute for solid state research in Stuttgart, Germany. In 1997 he became Assistant Professor at Clemson University and 2001 Associate Professor. He moved with his group to Wake Forest University in 2003, where he founded the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
What is dimension? How do we determine this?
The Static Lattice: Order and Symmetry
The Reciprocal Lattice and Reciprocal Space
The Dynamic Lattice
Electrons in Solids
Transport and the Device
Intermission and the Quasi-particle
Electron-Phonon Coupling and the Peierls Transition
Solitons, Polarons and Excitons: Molecular Electronics
Optical Interactions and the Dielectric Model
Spin, Spin Systems, and Magnets
Applications of Low-Dimensional Systems