ISBN 9788120343245,Elements Of Solid State Physics

Elements Of Solid State Physics



PHI learning Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788120343245

ISBN-10 8120343247


Edition 3rd
Number of Pages 616 Pages
Language (English)


This revised and updated third edition of the text builds on the strength of previous edition and gives a systematic and clear exposition of the fundamental principles of solid state physics. The text covers the topics such as crystal structures and chemical bonds, semiconductors, dielectrics, magnetic materials, superconductors and nanomaterials. What distinguishes this text is the clarity and precision with which the author discusses the principles of physics, their relations as well as their applications. The most notable features of this third edition are: a detailed discussion on the bonding and cohesion of atoms, the picture of Fermi level in extrinsic semiconductors, and a precise and elaborate treatment of grain boundaries. With the addition of the new sections and additional information, this third edition should prove highly useful for the students. This book is designed for the course in solid state physics for B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. students of physics. Besides, the book would also be useful to students of electrical/electronics and allied engineering disciplines. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION : Specific nature of primary and secondary bonds distinguished (Chapter 2). A new section on the Fermi Level in Extrinsic Semiconductors (Chapter 9). A conceptualized view of Burgers vector and a precise and elaborate account of grain boundaries (Chapter 12). Two new sections on The Limit of Smallness and Hazard, Hope and Hype (Chapter 16).