## 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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Suppose two

create a third

of the three

Suppose two

**phonons**K1, K2 interact through cubic terms in the elastic energy tocreate a third

**phonon**K3. The probability of the collision will involve the productof the three

**phonon**wave amplitudes, summed over all lattice sites: (**phonon**K1 ...Page 133

Table 2

as a representative sound velocity. The {'s obtained in this way refer to umklapp

processes.] * * a s = * * * * * * * * * * * * *** - - - - - - - - - Crystal T. "C C, in J cm ...

Table 2

**Phonon**mean free paths [Calculated from (44), taking v = 5 x 10° cm/secas a representative sound velocity. The {'s obtained in this way refer to umklapp

processes.] * * a s = * * * * * * * * * * * * *** - - - - - - - - - Crystal T. "C C, in J cm ...

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K11 Ky 0 I K' (a) (11) Figure I7 (a) Normal K1 + K2 = K3 and (b) umklapp K, + K2

= K3 + C

square in each figure represents the first Brillouin zone in the

this ...

K11 Ky 0 I K' (a) (11) Figure I7 (a) Normal K1 + K2 = K3 and (b) umklapp K, + K2

= K3 + C

**phonon**collision processes in a two-dimensional square lattice. Thesquare in each figure represents the first Brillouin zone in the

**phonon**K space;this ...

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### Contents

PERIODIC ARRAYS OF ATOMS | 3 |

INDEX SYSTEM FOR CRYSTAL PLANES | 12 |

NONIDEAL CRYSTAL STRUCTURES | 21 |

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