## 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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Figure 15 This

reciprocals of these numbers are 1, 1, 1. The smallest three integers having the

same ratio are 2, 3, 3, and thus the indices of the

intercepts ...

Figure 15 This

**plane**intercepts the a,, a2, a_1 axes at 3a,, 2:12, 233. Thereciprocals of these numbers are 1, 1, 1. The smallest three integers having the

same ratio are 2, 3, 3, and thus the indices of the

**plane**are (233). 9 Find theintercepts ...

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Suppose that the incident waves are reflected specularly from parallel

atoms in the crystal, with each

radiation, like a lightly silvered mirror. In specular (mirrorlike) reflection the angle

of ...

Suppose that the incident waves are reflected specularly from parallel

**planes**ofatoms in the crystal, with each

**plane**reflecting-only a very small fraction of theradiation, like a lightly silvered mirror. In specular (mirrorlike) reflection the angle

of ...

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When a wave propagates along one of these directions, entire

move in phase with displacements ... We assume accordingly that the force on

the

When a wave propagates along one of these directions, entire

**planes**of atomsmove in phase with displacements ... We assume accordingly that the force on

the

**plane**s caused by the displacement of the**planes**+ p is proportional to the ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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### Contents

PERIODIC ARRAYS OF ATOMS | 3 |

INDEX SYSTEM FOR CRYSTAL PLANES | 12 |

NONIDEAL CRYSTAL STRUCTURES | 21 |

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