## 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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2. Hexagonal space lattice. The primitive translation vectors of the hexagonal

space lattice may be taken as a1 = (3"a/2)R + (a/2)y; as = -(3"a/2)R + (a/2)y ; as =

c2 . (a) Show that the

2. Hexagonal space lattice. The primitive translation vectors of the hexagonal

space lattice may be taken as a1 = (3"a/2)R + (a/2)y; as = -(3"a/2)R + (a/2)y ; as =

c2 . (a) Show that the

**volume**of the primitive cell is (3"/2)a'c. (b) Show that the ...Page 104

The

primitive cell. Thus the number of allowed K values in a Brillouin zone is V/Vt,

which is just N, the number of primitive cells in the crystal. We look for a solution

in the ...

The

**volume**of a Brillouin zone is (21r)3/V,, where V, is the**volume**of a crystalprimitive cell. Thus the number of allowed K values in a Brillouin zone is V/Vt,

which is just N, the number of primitive cells in the crystal. We look for a solution

in the ...

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The

to J dS. do/VKol. frequency o. The element of

frequency surfaces o and a + do is a right cylinder of base dS, and altitude dR1, ...

The

**volume**between two surfaces of constant frequency at a and a + do is equalto J dS. do/VKol. frequency o. The element of

**volume**between the constantfrequency surfaces o and a + do is a right cylinder of base dS, and altitude dR1, ...

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### Contents

PERIODIC ARRAYS OF ATOMS | 3 |

INDEX SYSTEM FOR CRYSTAL PLANES | 12 |

NONIDEAL CRYSTAL STRUCTURES | 21 |

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