## 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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The set of all such

The set of all such

**surfaces**is known as the Fermi**surface**, and is the generalization to Bloch electrons of the free ... The parts of the Fermi**surface**arising from individual partially filled bands are known as branches of the Fermi ...Page 354

Because we have been interested primarily in bulk properties , we have ignored

Because we have been interested primarily in bulk properties , we have ignored

**surfaces**, working with the idealized ... In limiting ourselves to bulk properties we are neglecting the increasingly important field of**surface**physics ...Page 357

Therefore if there were no distortion in the charge distribution in

Therefore if there were no distortion in the charge distribution in

**surface**cells , the minimum energy required to remove an electron from the interior of the crystal to a point just outside the crystal would be - - EF .### What people are saying - Write a review

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### Contents

The Drude Theory of Metals | 1 |

Failures of the Free Electron Model | 57 |

Crystal Lattices | 63 |

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Solid State Physics Neil W. Ashcroft,AshcroftNeil W.,il W. Ashcroft,N. David Mermin Snippet view - 1976 |

Solid State Physics Neil W. Ashcroft,AshcroftNeil W.,il W. Ashcroft,N. David Mermin Snippet view - 1976 |

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