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Introduction to the Electronic Properties of Materials

2nd Edition

By David C. Jiles

CRC Press

442 pages

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Electronic materials provide the basis for many high tech industries that have changed rapidly in recent years. In this fully revised and updated second edition, the author discusses the range of available materials and their technological applications.

Introduction to the Electronic Properties of Materials, 2nd Edition presents the principles of the behavior of electrons in materials and develops a basic understanding with minimal technical detail. Broadly based, it touches on all of the key issues in the field and offers a multidisciplinary approach spanning physics, electrical engineering, and materials science. It provides an understanding of the behavior of electrons within materials, how electrons determine the magnetic thermal, optical and electrical properties of materials, and how electronic properties are controlled for use in technological applications. Although some mathematics is essential in this area, the mathematics that is used is easy to follow and kept to an appropriate level for the reader.

An excellent introductory text for undergraduate students, this book is a broad introduction to the topic and provides a careful balance of information that will be appropriate for physicists, materials scientists, and electrical engineers.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRONS IN MATERIALS

PROPERTIES OF A MATERIAL CONTINUUM

Relationships between Macroscopic Properties of Materials

Mechanical Properties

Electircal Properties

Optical Properties

Thermal Properties

Magnetic Properties

Relationships between Various Bulk Properties

PROPERTIES OF ATOMS IN MATERIALS

The Role of Atoms within a Material

The Harmonic Potential Model

Specific Heat Capacity

CONDUCTION ELECTRONS IN MATERIALS - CLASSICAL APPROACH

Electrons as Classical Particles in Materials

Electrical Properties and the Classical Free Electron Model

Thermal Properties and the Classical Free Electron Model

Optical Properties of Metals

CONDUCTION ELECTRONS IN MATERIALS - QUANTUM CORRECTIONS

Electronic Contribution to Specific Heat

Wave Equation for Free Equations

Boundary Conditions: The Sommerfeld Model

Distribution of Electrons Among Allowed Energy Levels

Material Properties Predicted by the Quantum Free Electron Model

BOUND ELECTRONS AND THE PERIODIC POTENTIAL

Models for Describing Electrons in Materials

Solution of the Wave Equation in a One-Dimensional Periodic Square -well Potential

The Origin of Energy Bands in Solids: The Tight-binding Approximation

Energy Bands in a Solid

Reciprocal Space or Wave Vector k-space

Examples of Band Structure Diagrams

PART TWO: PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS

ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF METALS

Electrical Conductivity of Metals

Reflectance and Absorption

The Fermi Surface

ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF SEMICONDUCTORS

Electron Band Structures of Semiconductors

Intrinsic Semiconductors

Extrinsic (or impurity) Semiconductors

Optical Properties of Semiconductors

Photoconductivity

The Hall Effect

Effective Mass and Mobility of Charge Carriers

Semiconductor Junctions

ELECTRICAL AND THERMAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS

Macroscopic Electrical Properties

Quantum-mechanical Description of Conduction Electron Behaviour

Dielectric Properties

Other Effects Caused by Electric Fields, Magnetic Fields and Thermal Gradients

Thermal Properties of Materials

Thermoluminescence

OPTICAL PROERTIES OF MATERIALS

Optical Properties

Interpretation of Optical Properties in Terms of Simplified Electron Band Structure

Band Structure Determination from Optical Spectra

Photoluminescence and Electroluminescence

MAGNETIC PROPERTEIS OF MATERIALS

Magnetism in Materials

Types of Magnetic Materials

Microscopic Classification of Magnetic Materials

Band Electron Theory of Magnetism

The Localized Electron Model of Ferromagnetism

Applications of Magnetic Materials

PART THREE: APPLICATIONS OF ELECTRONIC MATERIALS

MICROELECTRONICS - SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY

Use of Materials for Specific Electronic Functions

Semiconductor Materials

Typical Semiconductor Devices

Microelectronic Semiconductor Devices

Future Improvements in Semiconductors

OPTOELECTRONICS - SOLID-STATE OPTICAL DEVICES

Electronic Materials with Optical Functions

Materials for Optoelectronic Devices

Lasers

Fibre Optics and Telecommunications

Flat Panel Displays

Optical Disks for Data Storage

SUPERCONDUCTIITY AND SUPERCONDUCTING MATERIALS

Quantum Effects in Electrical Condutivity

Theories of Superconductivity

High-temperature Superconductors

Applications of Superconductors

MAGNETIC RECORDING

Magnetic Recording Media

Magnetic Recording Heads and the Recording Process

Modelling the Magnetic Recording Process

Magnetic Random Access Memories

ELECTRONIC MATERIALS FOR TRANSDUCERS: SENSORS AND ACTUATORS

Transducers

Transducer Performance Parameters

Transducer Materials Considerations

Ferroelectric Materials

Ferroelectrics as Transducers

SOLUTIONS

SUBJECT INDEX

AUTHOR INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC008000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science