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Understanding Solid State Physics

Problems and Solutions, 1st Edition

By Jacques Cazaux

Pan Stanford

670 pages

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Hardback: 9789814267892
pub: 2016-02-24
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The correlation between the microscopic composition of solids and their macroscopic (electrical, optical, thermal) properties is the goal of solid state physics. This book is the deeply revised version of the French book Initiation �a physique du solide: exercices commentes avec rappels de cours, written more than 20 years ago. It has five sections

Table of Contents

Preface. Tables. 1. Crystal Structure and Crystal Diffraction. 2. Crystal Binding and Elastic Constants. 3. Atomic Vibrations and Lattice Specific Heat. 4. Free Electrons Theory: Simple Metals. 5. Band Theory: Other Metals, Semiconductors, and Insulators. Index.

About the Author

Jacques Cazaux (1934-2014) was emeritus professor at the University of Reims, France. He did his undergraduate work in physics at the University of Sorbonne, Paris, and obtained his PhD in 1970 from the College of France, Paris, by submitting the thesis titled Anisotropy of Plasmons in Graphite. He then joined the University of Reims as a professor of solid state physics, and there he initiated a research laboratory on surface analysis (XPS and Auger) and material characterization (electron probe microanalysis, electron and X-ray microscopies). His research focused on the physics of secondary electron emission, and he authored more than 150 articles published in scientific journals. In recognition of his special contribution to scientific knowledge, Prof. Cazaux was invited as a speaker at more than 50 international meetings and was on the board of several scientific committees.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics