The Physics of Solids

ISBN : 9780198742906

John B. Ketterson
1120 ページ
189 x 246 mm

This comprehensive text covers the basic physics of the solid state starting at an elementary level suitable for undergraduates but then advancing, in stages, to a graduate and advanced graduate level. In addition to treating the fundamental elastic, electrical, thermal, magnetic, structural, electronic, transport, optical, mechanical and compositional properties, we also discuss topics like superfluidity and superconductivity along with special topics such as strongly correlated systems, high-temperature superconductors, the quantum Hall effects, and graphene. Particular emphasis is given to so-called first principles calculations utilizing modern density functional theory which for many systems now allow accurate calculations of the electronic, magnetic, and thermal properties.


Part I: Introductory Topics
1 Elastic behavior of solids
2 Electric behavior of insulators
3 Metals and the Drude-Lorentz model
4 Elementary theories of thermal properties of solids
5 Elementary theories of magnetism
magnetic ions
6 The non-interacting Fermi gas
7 Elementary theories of crystal bonding

Part II: Crystal Structure and its Determination
8 Lattices and crystal structures
9 X-ray diffraction
the reciprocal lattice

Part III: Electronic Structure of Periodic Solids
10 Electrons in a periodic solid
11 The nearly-free electron, OPW, pseudopotential, and tight binding methods
12 The parameterization of band structures: applications to semiconductors
13 Augmented-plane wave and Green's function methods

Part IV: Electron-electron interaction
14 The self-consistent dielectric function
15 Hartree-Fock and density functional theory

Part V: Lattice Dynamics
16 Harmonic lattice dynamics: classical and quantum
17 Thermal expansion, phonon-phonon interactions and heat transport

Part VI: Electron Transport and Conduction Electron Dynamics
18 Motion of electroncs and holes in external electric and magnetic fields
19 Electronic transport properties governed by static scattering centers
20 Measuring the electronic energy spectrum on and off the Fermi surface
21 The interacting system of metallic-electrons and phonons

Part VII: Semiconductors
22 Homogeneous semiconductors
23 Inhomogeneous semiconductors

Part VIII: Electric and Magnetic Properties of Insulators
24 Electric and magnetic susceptibilities
25 Piezoelectricity, pyroelectricity, and ferroelectrcity

Part IX: Magnetism
26 Ferromagnetism and antiferromagnetism
27 Dynamic properties of magnetic materials
28 Magnetic resonance

Part X: Optical Properties
29 Optical responses
30 Polaritons, excitons, and plasmons
31 Behavior under intense illumination: NLO, the e-h liquid and excitonic BEC

Part XI: Superconductivity and Superfluidity
32 A phenomenological theory of superconductivity: the London equations
33 A phenomenological theory of superconductivity: the Ginzburg-Landau theory and the Josephson effects
34 The microscopic theory of superconductivity: Cooper pairing and the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer theory
35 Elementary excitations and the thermodynamic properties of superconductors
36 Superfluid 4HE
37 Landau-Fermi liquid theory
38 Superfluid 3HE*

Part XII: Disordered Materials
39 Alloys
40 Defects and diffusion in crystalline solids
color centers
41 Dislocations
42 The quantum theory of electrical transport in dilute alloys
43 Electrical transport in highly-disordered media: localization/interaction effects
44 Magnetic impurities and their interactions: the Anderson model, the Kondo effect and the RKKY interaction

Part XIII: Special Topics
45 Strongly correlated systems
46 High temperature superconductors
47 Artificially structured/patterned materials
surfaces and interfaces
48 The quantum Hall effects
49 Graphene, carbon nantubes and fullerenes

Appendix A: Some basic concepts in statistical physics
Appendix B: The calculus of variations
Appendix C: The symmetry of many-particle wave functions: the occupatuon number representation


John B. Ketterson received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago, USA. He worked at the Argonne National laboratory from 1962 to 1974 at which time he joined the faculty of the Physics and Astronomy Department at Northwestern University, USA. Research interests have included electronic properties of metals (particularly Fermi surface measurements); superfluid 4He, normal and superfluid 3He, and 3He - 4He solutions; superconductivity, magnetism and magnetic resonance, nonlinear optics, and excitons.