## 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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PRIMITIVE UNIT CELL A volume of space that, when translated through all the

vectors in a Bravais lattice, just fills all of space without either overlapping itself or

leaving voids is called a

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PRIMITIVE UNIT CELL A volume of space that, when translated through all the

vectors in a Bravais lattice, just fills all of space without either overlapping itself or

leaving voids is called a

**primitive cell**or primitive unit cell of the lattice.8 There is...

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this result holds for any

of the choice of cell. It also follows from the definition of a

any two

this result holds for any

**primitive cell**, the volume of a**primitive cell**is independentof the choice of cell. It also follows from the definition of a

**primitive cell**that, givenany two

**primitive cells**of arbitrary shape, it is possible to cut the first up into ...Page 73

A unit cell is a region that just fills space without any overlapping when translated

through some subset of the vectors of a Bravais lattice. The conventional unit cell

is generally chosen to be bigger than the

A unit cell is a region that just fills space without any overlapping when translated

through some subset of the vectors of a Bravais lattice. The conventional unit cell

is generally chosen to be bigger than the

**primitive cell**and to have the required ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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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