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Quantum theory of solids

Author: Rudolf E Peierls
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Oxford classic texts in the physical sciences.
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Peierls, Rudolf Ernst, Sir, 1907-
Quantum theory of solids.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(DLC) 2001268332
(OCoLC)45316145
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolf E Peierls
ISBN: 9780191516481 0191516481 019850781X 9780198507819
OCLC Number: 53957819
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 229 pages) : diagrams.
Contents: ""PREFACE""; ""CONTENTS""; ""I. CRYSTAL LATTICES. GENERAL THEORY""; ""1.1 Introduction. Examples of structures""; ""1.2 Dynamical problem. Adiabatic approximation""; ""1.3 Equilibrium""; ""1.4 Types of binding""; ""1.5 Atomic vibrations. Classical mechanics. Linear chain""; ""1.6 Atomic vibrations. Classical mechanics. General solution""; ""1.7 Properties of normal vibrations""; ""1.8 Remark about elastic constants""; ""1.9 Quantum theory""; ""II. CRYSTAL LATTICES. APPLICATIONS""; ""2.1 Specific heat""; ""2.2 Anharmonic terms. Thermal expansion""; ""2.3 Linear term in specific heat"" ""2.4 Thermal conductivity""""2.5 Boltzmann equation""; ""2.6 High temperature""; ""2.7 Impurities and size effect""; ""III. INTERACTION OF LIGHT WITH NON-CONDUCTING CRYSTALS""; ""3.1 Statement of problem. Infra-red absorption""; ""3.2 Diffraction of X-rays""; ""3.3 Effect of the atomic vibrations""; ""3.4 Scattering of light""; ""3.5 Scattering of neutrons""; ""IV. ELECTRONS IN A PERFECT LATTICE""; ""4.1 Bloch theorem""; ""4.2 Strong binding""; ""4.3 Nearly free electrons""; ""4.4 Velocity and acceleration""; ""4.5 Many electrons. Statistics""; ""4.6 Specific heat""; ""4.7 Surface problems"" ""V. COHESIVE FORCES IN METALS""""5.1 General discussion""; ""5.2 The Wigner-Seitz approximation""; ""5.3 Distorted structures. Linear chain""; ""5.4 Distorted structures. Three dimensions""; ""VI. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA""; ""6.1 General considerations. Collision time""; ""6.2 Thermal conductivity""; ""6.3 Static obstacles. Impurities and imperfections""; ""6.4 Effect of lattice vibrations. General""; ""6.5 Collisions between electrons""; ""6.6 Collisions at high temperatures""; ""6.7 Low temperatures""; ""6.8 Validity of assumptions""; ""VII. MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF METALS"" ""7.1 Paramagnetism""""7.2 Diamagnetism of free electrons""; ""7.3 Effect of a periodic field""; ""7.4 Hall effect and magneto-resistance""; ""VIII. FERROMAGNETISM""; ""8.1 The Weiss model""; ""8.2 The spin-wave theory. One dimension""; ""8.3 Spin-wave model and ferromagnetism""; ""8.4 The collective electron model""; ""8.5 Neutron scattering""; ""8.6 Remark on magnetization curves""; ""8.7 Anti-ferromagnetism""; ""IX. INTERACTION OF LIGHT WITH ELECTRONS IN SOLIDS""; ""9.1 General outline. Classical theory""; ""9.2 Transitions between bands""; ""9.3 Photoelectric effect"" ""9.4 Non-conducting crystals""""X. SEMI-CONDUCTORS AND LUMINESCENCE""; ""10.1 Semi-conductors""; ""10.2 Number of carriers""; ""10.3 Electrical properties""; ""10.4 Density gradients and space charge""; ""10.5 Rectifying contacts""; ""10.6 Electrons not in thermal equilibrium""; ""XI. SUPERCONDUCTIVITY""; ""11.1 Summary of properties""; ""11.2 Outline of Fröhlich-Bardeen theory""; ""11.3 Effect of a magnetic field""; ""11.4 Objections and difficulties""; ""BIBLIOGRAPHY""; ""REFERENCES""; ""LIST OF SYMBOLS""; ""INDEX""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""
Series Title: Oxford classic texts in the physical sciences.
Responsibility: by R.E. Peierls.
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