## 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 flux of

molecules; in equilibrium there is a flux of ... A If c is the heat capacity of a

, then in moving from a region at local temperature T + AT to a region at local ...

The flux of

**particles**in the x direction is §n(|0,,|), where n is the concentration ofmolecules; in equilibrium there is a flux of ... A If c is the heat capacity of a

**particle**, then in moving from a region at local temperature T + AT to a region at local ...

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As a permanent magnet it is a two-phase system, with fine

embedded in the other phase. The precipitation is carried out in a magnetic field,

and the

As a permanent magnet it is a two-phase system, with fine

**particles**of one phaseembedded in the other phase. The precipitation is carried out in a magnetic field,

and the

**particles**are oriented with their long axis parallel to the field direction.Page 638

As a simple model of phonons in a crystal, consider the vibrations of a linear

lattice of

exactly as for a harmonic oscillator or set of coupled harmonic oscillators. To do

this we ...

As a simple model of phonons in a crystal, consider the vibrations of a linear

lattice of

**particles**connected by springs. We can quantize the**particle**motionexactly as for a harmonic oscillator or set of coupled harmonic oscillators. To do

this we ...

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### Contents

PERIODIC ARRAYS OF ATOMS | 3 |

INDEX SYSTEM FOR CRYSTAL PLANES | 12 |

NONIDEAL CRYSTAL STRUCTURES | 21 |

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