## 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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H. A. Lorentz We can understand many physical properties of metals, and not

only of the simple metals, in terms of the

model, the valence electrons of the constituent atoms become conduction

electrons ...

H. A. Lorentz We can understand many physical properties of metals, and not

only of the simple metals, in terms of the

**free electron**model. According to thismodel, the valence electrons of the constituent atoms become conduction

electrons ...

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When I started to think about it, I felt that the main problem was to explain how the

electrons could sneak by all the ions in a metal. . . . By straight Fourier analysis I

found to my delight that the wave differed from the plane wave of

When I started to think about it, I felt that the main problem was to explain how the

electrons could sneak by all the ions in a metal. . . . By straight Fourier analysis I

found to my delight that the wave differed from the plane wave of

**free electrons**...Page 189

When band energies are approximated fairly well by

h^k"/2m, it is advisable to start a calculation by carrying the

back into the first zone. The procedure is simple enough once you get the hang ...

When band energies are approximated fairly well by

**free electron**energies el. =h^k"/2m, it is advisable to start a calculation by carrying the

**free electron**energiesback into the first zone. The procedure is simple enough once you get the hang ...

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### Contents

PERIODIC ARRAYS OF ATOMS | 3 |

INDEX SYSTEM FOR CRYSTAL PLANES | 12 |

NONIDEAL CRYSTAL STRUCTURES | 21 |

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