## Introduction to Solid State PhysicsNew edition of the most widely-used textbook on solid state physics in the world. Describes how the excitations and imperfections of actual solids can be understood with simple models that have firmly established scope and power. The foundation of this book is based on experiment, application and theory. Several significant advances in the field have been added including high temperature superconductors, quasicrystals, nanostructures, superlattices, Bloch/Wannier levels, Zener tunneling, light-emitting diodes and new magnetic materials. |

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The result (7) expresses the

equation for a periodic potential are the product of a plane wave exp(ik r) times a

function uk(r) with the periodicity of the crystal lattice. A one-electron

wavefunction of ...

The result (7) expresses the

**Bloch**theorem: The eigenfunctions of the waveequation for a periodic potential are the product of a plane wave exp(ik r) times a

function uk(r) with the periodicity of the crystal lattice. A one-electron

wavefunction of ...

Page 186

Crystal Momentum of an Electron What is the significance of the wavevector k

used to label the

translation which carries r to r + T we have th.(r +T) = e" e” uk(r +T) = e"/.(r), (30) ...

Crystal Momentum of an Electron What is the significance of the wavevector k

used to label the

**Bloch**function? It has several properties: • Under a crystal latticetranslation which carries r to r + T we have th.(r +T) = e" e” uk(r +T) = e"/.(r), (30) ...

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Band gap, 175, 199 Band structure, GaAs, 218 germanium, 215 Barium titanate,

397 Basis, 4, 5 Binding, crystalline, 54 Biomagnetism, 478

Band gap, 175, 199 Band structure, GaAs, 218 germanium, 215 Barium titanate,

397 Basis, 4, 5 Binding, crystalline, 54 Biomagnetism, 478

**Bloch**equations, 492**Bloch**frequency, 230**Bloch**function, 179, 246**Bloch**oscillator, 229**Bloch**'I'w ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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### Contents

PERIODIC ARRAYS OF ATOMS | 3 |

INDEX SYSTEM FOR CRYSTAL PLANES | 12 |

NONIDEAL CRYSTAL STRUCTURES | 21 |

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