## 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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The set of all such surfaces is known as the

generalization to Bloch electrons of the free electron Fermi sphere. The parts of

the

branches of the ...

The set of all such surfaces is known as the

**Fermi surface**, and is thegeneralization to Bloch electrons of the free electron Fermi sphere. The parts of

the

**Fermi surface**arising from individual partially filled bands are known asbranches of the ...

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Evidently the surfaces bounding the zones become increasingly complex as the

zone number increases. In practice it is often simplest to construct free electron

...

Evidently the surfaces bounding the zones become increasingly complex as the

zone number increases. In practice it is often simplest to construct free electron

**Fermi surfaces**by procedures (such as those described in Problem 4) that avoid...

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Neil W. Ashcroft, N. David Mermin. There is a class of measurable quantities

valued primarily because they contain detailed information about the geometric

structure of the

constants (e, ...

Neil W. Ashcroft, N. David Mermin. There is a class of measurable quantities

valued primarily because they contain detailed information about the geometric

structure of the

**Fermi surface**. Such quantities depend only on universalconstants (e, ...

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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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alkali atomic band structure Bloch boundary condition Bragg plane Bravais lattice Brillouin zone calculation carrier densities Chapter coefficients collisions conduction band conduction electrons contribution crystal momentum crystal structure density of levels dependence described determined direction Drude effect electric field electron gas electron-electron electronic levels energy gap equilibrium example face-centered cubic Fermi energy Fermi surface Figure free electron theory frequency given Hamiltonian hexagonal holes impurity independent electron approximation insulators integral interaction ionic crystals lattice planes lattice point linear magnetic field metals motion nearly free electron neutron normal modes Note number of electrons one-electron levels orbits periodic potential perpendicular phonon Phys plane waves primitive cell primitive vectors problem properties quantum reciprocal lattice vector region result scattering Schrodinger equation semiclassical semiclassical equations semiclassical model semiconductors simple cubic solid solution specific heat sphere spin superconducting symmetry temperature term thermal tight-binding valence vanishes velocity wave functions wave vector zero