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Author: Gerald D Mahan
Publisher: New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2010.
Series: In a nutshell.
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Condensed Matter in a Nutshell is the most concise, accessible, and self-contained introduction to this exciting and cutting-edge area of modern physics. This premier textbook covers all the standard topics, including crystal structures, energy bands, phonons, optical properties, ferroelectricity, superconductivity, and magnetism. It includes in-depth discussions of transport theory, nanoscience, and semiconductors,  Read more...
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Mahan, Gerald D.
Condensed Matter in a Nutshell.
New Jersey : Princeton University Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald D Mahan
ISBN: 9781400837021 1400837022
OCLC Number: 958573296
Description: 1 online resource (591 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; 1: Introduction; 1.1: 1900-1910; 1.2: Crystal Growth; 1.3: Materials by Design; 1.4: Artificial Structures; 2: Crystal Structures; 2.1: Lattice Vectors; 2.2: Reciprocal Lattice Vectors; 2.3: Two Dimensions; 2.4: Three Dimensions; 2.5: Compounds; 2.6: Measuring Crystal Structures; 2.6.1: X-ray Scattering; 2.6.2: Electron Scattering; 2.6.3: Neutron Scattering; 2.7: Structure Factor; 2.8: EXAFS; 2.9: Optical Lattices; 3: Energy Bands; 3.1: Bloch's Theorem; 3.1.1: Floquet's Theorem; 3.2: Nearly Free Electron Bands. 3.2.1: Periodic Potentials3.3: Tight-binding Bands; 3.3.1: s-State Bands; 3.3.2: p-State Bands; 3.3.3: Wannier Functions; 3.4: Semiconductor Energy Bands; 3.4.1: What Is a Semiconductor?; 3.4.2: Si, Ge, GaAs; 3.4.3: HgTe and CdTe; 3.4.4: k . p Theory; 3.4.5: Electron Velocity; 3.5: Density of States; 3.5.1: Dynamical Mean Field Theory; 3.6: Pseudopotentials; 3.7: Measurement of Energy Bands; 3.7.1: Cyclotron Resonance; 3.7.2: Synchrotron Band Mapping; 4: Insulators; 4.1: Rare Gas Solids; 4.2: Ionic Crystals; 4.2.1: Madelung Energy; 4.2.2: Polarization Interactions. 4.2.3: Van der Waals Interaction4.2.4: Ionic Radii; 4.2.5: Repulsive Energy; 4.2.6: Phonons; 4.3: Dielectric Screening; 4.3.1: Dielectric Function; 4.3.2: Polarizabilities; 4.4: Ferroelectrics; 4.4.1: Microscopic Theory; 4.4.2: Thermodynamics; 4.4.3: SrTiO3; 4.4.4: BaTiO3; 5: Free Electron Metals; 5.1: Introduction; 5.2: Free Electrons; 5.2.1: Electron Density; 5.2.2: Density of States; 5.2.3: Nonzero Temperatures; 5.2.4: Two Dimensions; 5.2.5: Fermi Surfaces; 5.2.6: Thermionic Emission; 5.3: Magnetic Fields; 5.3.1: Integer Quantum Hall Effect; 5.3.2: Fractional Quantum Hall Effect. 5.3.3: Composite Fermions5.3.4: deHaas-van Alphen Effect; 5.4: Quantization of Orbits; 5.4.1: Cyclotron Resonance; 6: Electron-Electron Interactions; 6.1: Second Quantization; 6.1.1: Tight-binding Models; 6.1.2: Nearly Free Electrons; 6.1.3: Hartree Energy: Wigner-Seitz; 6.1.4: Exchange Energy; 6.1.5: Compressibility; 6.2: Density Operator; 6.2.1: Two Theorems; 6.2.2: Equations of Motion; 6.2.3: Plasma Oscillations; 6.2.4: Exchange Hole; 6.3: Density Functional Theory; 6.3.1: Functional Derivatives; 6.3.2: Kinetic Energy; 6.3.3: Kohn-Sham Equations; 6.3.4: Exchange and Correlation. 6.3.5: Application to Atoms6.3.6: Time-dependent Local Density Approximation; 6.3.7: TDLDA in Solids; 6.4: Dielectric Function; 6.4.1: Random Phase Approximation; 6.4.2: Properties of P (q, w); 6.4.3: Hubbard-Singwi Dielectric Functions; 6.5: Impurities in Metals; 6.5.1: Friedel Analysis; 6.5.2: RKKY Interaction; 7: Phonons; 7.1: Phonon Dispersion; 7.1.1: Spring Constants; 7.1.2: Example: Square Lattice; 7.1.3: Polar Crystals; 7.1.4: Phonons; 7.1.5: Dielectric Function; 7.2: Phonon Operators; 7.2.1: Simple Harmonic Oscillator; 7.2.2: Phonons in One Dimension; 7.2.3: Binary Chain.
Series Title: In a nutshell.

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Condensed Matter in a Nutshell is the most concise, accessible, and self-contained introduction to this exciting and cutting-edge area of modern physics. This premier textbook covers all the standard topics, including crystal structures, energy bands, phonons, optical properties, ferroelectricity, superconductivity, and magnetism. It includes in-depth discussions of transport theory, nanoscience, and semiconductors, and also features the latest experimental advances in this fast-developing field, such as high-temperature superconductivity, the quantum Hall effect, graphene, nanotubes, locali.

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