## Solid state physicsThe Drude Theory of Metals. The Sommerfeld Theory of Metals. Failures of the Free Electron Model. Crystal Lattices. The Reciprocal Lattice. Determination of Crystal Structures by X-Ray Diffraction. Classification of Bravais Lattices and Crystal Structures. Electron levels in a Periodic Potential: General Properties. Electrons in a Weak Periodic Potential. The Tight-Binding Method. Other Methods for Calculating Band Structure. The Semiclassical Model of Electron Dynamics. The Semiclassical Theory of Conduction in Metals. Measuring the Fermi Surface. Band Structure of Selected Metals. Beyond the Relaxation. Time Approximation. Beyond the Independent Electron Approximation. Surface Effects. Classification of Solids. Cohesive Energy. Failures of the Static Lattice Model. Classical Theory of the Harmonic Crystal. Quantum Theory of the Harmonic Crystal. Measuring Phonon Dispersion Relations. Anharmonic Effects in Crystals. Phonons in Metals. Dielectric Properties of Insulators. Homogeneous Semiconductors. Inhomogeneous Semiconductors. Defects in Crystals. Diamagnetism and Paramagnetism. Electron Interactions and Magnetic Structure. Magnetic Ordering. Superconductivity. Appendices. |

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### Contents

The Drude Theory of Metals | 1 |

Failures of the Free Electron Model | 57 |

The facecentered cubic elements | 72 |

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alkali atomic band structure Bloch boundary condition Bragg plane Bravais lattice Brillouin zone calculation carrier densities Chapter coefficients collisions conduction band conduction electrons contribution crystal momentum crystal structure density of levels dependence described determined direction Drude effect electric field electron gas electron-electron electronic levels energy gap equilibrium example Fermi energy Fermi surface Figure free electron theory frequency given Hamiltonian hexagonal holes impurity independent electron approximation insulators integral interaction ionic crystals lattice planes lattice point linear magnetic field metals motion nearly free electron neutron normal modes Note number of electrons one-electron levels orbits periodic potential perpendicular phonon Phys plane waves primitive cell primitive vectors problem properties quantum reciprocal lattice vector region result scattering Schrodinger equation semiclassical semiclassical equations semiclassical model semiconductors simple cubic solid solution specific heat sphere spin superconducting symmetry temperature term thermal tight-binding valence vanishes velocity wave functions wave vector zero