Although there are many books published in solid state physics, there is a wide gap between the active field of research and the concepts traditionally taught in solid state courses. This book fills that gap. The style is tutorial, simple, and completely self-contained.
Solid State Physicsexplains to readers the newest advances in the area of condensed matter physics with rigorous, but lucid mathematics. Examples are an integral part of the text, and they are carefully designed to apply the fundamental principles illustrated in the text to currently active topics of research.
• Bridges the gap between fundamental principles and active fields of reserch, including explanations of all the latest advances
• Provides an in-depth treatment of current research topics
• Examples are integral to the text and apply fundamental principles to current topics of research
• Both authors have many years of experience of teaching at a variety of levelsundergraduate, post-graduate, tutorial workshops and seminars
The approach of this graduate textbook applies fundamental principles to current research advances. Grosso (University of Pisa) and Parravicini (University of Pavia) begin by focusing on the electronic structure of crystals<-->band theory, excitons and plasmons<-->and lattice dynamics. Descriptions of methods used to investigate crystalline properties, such as particle scattering, optical spectroscopy and transport measurements, then follow. The final chapters are devoted to the study of electronic magnetism, cooperative magnetic effects and superconductivity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)