## Solid State PhysicsThis book provides an introduction to the field of solid state physics for undergraduate students in physics, chemistry, engineering, and materials science. |

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FIRST

reciprocal lattice is known as the first

also defines higher

that arise ...

FIRST

**BRILLOUIN ZONE**The Wigner-Seitz primitive cell (page 73) of thereciprocal lattice is known as the first

**Brillouin zone**. As the name suggests, onealso defines higher

**Brillouin zones**, which are primitive cells of a different typethat arise ...

Page 163

Since Bragg planes bisect the lines joining the origin to points of the reciprocal

lattice, one can equally well define the first

reached from the origin without crossing any Bragg planes.12 Higher

Since Bragg planes bisect the lines joining the origin to points of the reciprocal

lattice, one can equally well define the first

**zone**as the set of points that can bereached from the origin without crossing any Bragg planes.12 Higher

**Brillouin**...Page 164

Figure 9.8 Surfaces of the first, second, and third

centered cubic and (b) face-centered cubic crystals. (Only the exterior surfaces

are shown. It follows from the definition on page 163 that the interior surface of

the nth ...

Figure 9.8 Surfaces of the first, second, and third

**Brillouin zones**for (a) body-centered cubic and (b) face-centered cubic crystals. (Only the exterior surfaces

are shown. It follows from the definition on page 163 that the interior surface of

the nth ...

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### Contents

The Drude Theory of Metals | 1 |

The Sommerfeld Theory of Metals | 29 |

Failures of the Free Electron Model | 57 |

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Solid State Physics: Advances in Research and Applications, Volume 42 Henry Ehrenreich Limited preview - 1989 |

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