## Solid State PhysicsThis book provides an introduction to the field of solid state physics for undergraduate students in physics, chemistry, engineering, and materials science. |

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Their atomic

like the partially filled d-shells of the transition metals, can lead to a variety of

magnetic effects. The typical rare earth atomic

Their atomic

**configurations**are characterized by partially filled Af shells, which,like the partially filled d-shells of the transition metals, can lead to a variety of

magnetic effects. The typical rare earth atomic

**configuration**is [Xe]4/"5d(l °r0,6s2.Page 374

The scheme is based on the

important distinction determined by the valence electrons is that between metals

and insulators. As we have seen (Chapter 8) the difference between metals and ...

The scheme is based on the

**configuration**of the valence electrons.1 The mostimportant distinction determined by the valence electrons is that between metals

and insulators. As we have seen (Chapter 8) the difference between metals and ...

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(25.9) If the potential energy is rigorously given by (25.8), then to evaluate the

energy of the

expansion of U about the new equilibrium positions R, but may simply substitute

the ...

(25.9) If the potential energy is rigorously given by (25.8), then to evaluate the

energy of the

**configuration**given by r(R) = R + u(R) we need not perform a newexpansion of U about the new equilibrium positions R, but may simply substitute

the ...

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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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Solid State Physics: Advances in Research and Applications, Volume 42 Henry Ehrenreich Limited preview - 1989 |

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