- xviii, 517 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Cronin, Stephen,Dresselhaus, G.,Gomes Souza Filho, Antonio,
- Contents: Crystal Lattices in Real and Reciprocal Space -- Electronic Properties of Solids -- Weak and Tight Binding Approximations for Simple Solid State Models -- Examples of Energy Bands in Solids -- Effective Mass Theory -- Lattice Vibrations -- Basic Transport Phenomena -- Thermal Transport -- Electron and Phonon Scattering -- Magneto-transport Phenomena -- Transport in Low Dimensional Systems -- Two Dimensional Electron Gas, Quantum Wells & Semiconductor Superlattices -- Magneto-Oscillatory and Other Effects Associated with Landau Levels -- The Quantum Hall Effect (QHE) -- Review of Fundamental Relations for Optical Phenomena -- Drude Theory-Free Carrier Contribution to the Optical Properties -- Interband Transitions -- Absorption of Light in Solids -- Optical Properties of Solids Over a Wide Frequency Range -- Impurities and Excitons -- Luminescence and Photoconductivity -- Optical Study of Lattice Vibrations -- Appendix A: Time-Independent Perturbation Theory -- Appendix B: Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "This book fills a gap between many of the basic solid state physics and materials science books that are currently available. It is written for a mixed audience of electrical engineering and applied physics students who have some knowledge of elementary undergraduate quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics. This book, based on a successful course taught at MIT, is divided pedagogically into three parts: (I) Electronic Structure, (II) Transport Properties, and (III) Optical Properties. Each topic is explained in the context of bulk materials and then extended to low-dimensional materials where applicable. Problem sets review the content of each chapter to help students to understand the material described in each of the chapters more deeply and to prepare them to master the next chapters." -- Back cover