## 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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PERIODIC ARRAYS OF ATOMS An ideal

repetition of identical

alkali ...

PERIODIC ARRAYS OF ATOMS An ideal

**crystal**is constructed by the infiniterepetition of identical

**structural**units in space. In the simplest**crystals**the**structural**unit is a single atom, as in copper, silver, gold, iron, aluminum, and thealkali ...

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A lattice is a mathematical abstraction; the

basis of atoms is attached identically to every lattice point. The logical relation is

lattice '+ basis =

, ...

A lattice is a mathematical abstraction; the

**crystal structure**is formed when abasis of atoms is attached identically to every lattice point. The logical relation is

lattice '+ basis =

**crystal structure**. (2) The lattice and the translation vectors a1, a2, ...

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Figure 2 Portion of a crystal of an imaginary protein molecule, in a two-

dimensional world. ... Basis and the

to every lattice point, with every basis identical in composition, arrangement, and

...

Figure 2 Portion of a crystal of an imaginary protein molecule, in a two-

dimensional world. ... Basis and the

**Crystal Structure**A basis of atoms is attachedto every lattice point, with every basis identical in composition, arrangement, and

...

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### Contents

PERIODIC ARRAYS OF ATOMS | 3 |

INDEX SYSTEM FOR CRYSTAL PLANES | 12 |

NONIDEAL CRYSTAL STRUCTURES | 21 |

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