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Because, however, the photon

compared with the Brillouin zone dimensions (of order 108 cm-1), information is

provided only about phonons in the immediate neighborhood of k = 0. The

process is ...

Because, however, the photon

**wave vectors**(of order 105 cm" l) are smallcompared with the Brillouin zone dimensions (of order 108 cm-1), information is

provided only about phonons in the immediate neighborhood of k = 0. The

process is ...

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umklapp process they differ by a nonzero reciprocal lattice vector. Evidently this

distinction depends on the primitive cell in which one chooses to specify the

phonon

...

umklapp process they differ by a nonzero reciprocal lattice vector. Evidently this

distinction depends on the primitive cell in which one chooses to specify the

phonon

**wave vector**(Figure 25.4). That cell is almost always taken to be the first...

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As is generally the case with transitions caused by lattice vibrations, they can be

considered here as processes in which an electron absorbs or emits a phonon (

or phonons), changing its energy by the phonon energy and its

As is generally the case with transitions caused by lattice vibrations, they can be

considered here as processes in which an electron absorbs or emits a phonon (

or phonons), changing its energy by the phonon energy and its

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### Contents

The Dmle Theory of Metals | 1 |

The Sommerfeld Theory of Metals | 29 |

Failures of the Free Electron Model | 57 |

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