## 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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through the

depends on the crystal structure and on the wavelength. At optical wavelengths ...

**DIFFRACTION**OF WAVES BY CRYSTALS Bragg Law We study crystal structurethrough the

**diffraction**of photons, neutrons, and electrons (Fig. 1). The**diffraction**depends on the crystal structure and on the wavelength. At optical wavelengths ...

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reciprocal lattice. The sphere as drawn intercepts a point connected with the end

of k by a reciprocal lattice vector G. The

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A

**diffracted**beam will be formed if this sphere intersects any other point in thereciprocal lattice. The sphere as drawn intercepts a point connected with the end

of k by a reciprocal lattice vector G. The

**diffracted**x-ray beam is in the direction k'...

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I l l I 20° 30° 45° 60° 75° Counter position 26 Figure 21 Neutron

for powdered diamond. (After G. Bacon.) (a) Find the structure factor S of this

basis. (b) Find the zeros of S and show that the allowed reflections of the

diamond ...

I l l I 20° 30° 45° 60° 75° Counter position 26 Figure 21 Neutron

**diffraction**patternfor powdered diamond. (After G. Bacon.) (a) Find the structure factor S of this

basis. (b) Find the zeros of S and show that the allowed reflections of the

diamond ...

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### Contents

PERIODIC ARRAYS OF ATOMS | 3 |

INDEX SYSTEM FOR CRYSTAL PLANES | 12 |

NONIDEAL CRYSTAL STRUCTURES | 21 |

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