## 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 THERMOELECTRIC POWER When a

a metal and no electric current is allowed to flow, there will be a steady-state

electrostatic potential difference between the high- and low-

of ...

THE THERMOELECTRIC POWER When a

**temperature**gradient is maintained ina metal and no electric current is allowed to flow, there will be a steady-state

electrostatic potential difference between the high- and low-

**temperature**regionsof ...

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increasing function of

metals. The conductivity of a metal (Eq. (1.6)), a = 5* (28.1) m declines with

increasing

increasing function of

**temperature**. This is in striking contrast to the case ofmetals. The conductivity of a metal (Eq. (1.6)), a = 5* (28.1) m declines with

increasing

**temperature**, for the density of carriers n is independent of**temperature**, and all ...Page 660

As a result, by adiabatically (i.e., at fixed S) lowering the field acting on a spin

system (slowly enough so that thermal equilibrium is always maintained) we will

lower the

As a result, by adiabatically (i.e., at fixed S) lowering the field acting on a spin

system (slowly enough so that thermal equilibrium is always maintained) we will

lower the

**temperature**of the spin system by a proportionate amount, for if S is ...### 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