Table of Contents
  Introduction to Solid State Physics
1. Bonding in crystalline solids
1.1 Van-der-Waals crystals
1.2 Ionic crystals
1.3 Covalent bonding
1.4 Metals
1.5 Hydrogen bonding

2. Structure of solid matter

2.1 The crystal lattice
2.2 Point symmetry and groups
2.3 Simple crystal structures
2.4 Nonideal crystal structures

3. Diffraction from periodic structures and reciprocal lattice

3.1 Kinematic theory of diffraction
3.2 Periodic structures and the reciprocal lattice
3.3 Diffraction condition for periodic structures
3.4 Bragg law and Miller Indices
3.5 Brillouin zones
3.6 Structure factor and structure analysis

4. Dynamics of atoms in crystals

4.1 Vibration of crystals with monatomic basis
4.2 The diatomic linear chain
4.3 Phonons
4.4 Scattering from time-varying structures and phonon spectroscopy

5. Thermal properties of crystals

5.1 The density of states
5.2 Thermal energy of a harmonic oscillator
5.3 Specific heat capacity: Debye and Einstein model
5.4 Anharmonicity and thermal expansion
5.5 Heat conduction by phonons

6. Free electron Fermi gas

6.1 Free electron gas in an infinite potential well
6.2 Fermi gas at T = 0
6.3 Fermi-Dirac distribution
6.4 Specific heat capacity of the electron gas
6.5 Electrostatic screeing
6.6 Thermionic emission of electron from metals

7. Electronic band structure of solids

7.1 Bloch theorem for a periodic potential
7.2 The nearly free electron model
7.3 Tight binding approximation
7.4 Examples of bandstructures and photoelectron spectroscopy
7.5 Fermi surfaces of metals

8. Crystal electrons in external fields

8.1 Motion of electrons and the effective mass
8.2 Currents in bands: electrons and holes
8.3 Scattering processes and Boltzmann equation
8.4 Electric conductivity of metals
8.5 Crystal electrons in magnetic fields
8.6 Carriers in semiconductors
8.7 The Hall effect
9. Magnetism
9.1 Diamagnetism and paramagnetism
9.2 The exchange interaction
9.3 Band model of ferromagnetism
9.4 Temperature dependence of the magnetization
9.5 Spin waves: Magnons
9.6 Ferromagnetic domains
9.7 Ferri- and Antiferromagnetism

10. Dielectric properties of solids

10.1 Dielectric function and optical absorption
10.2 Optical properties of ionic crystals
10.3 The free electron gas: Plasmons
10.4 Interband transitions and excitons in semiconductors

11. Superconductivity

11.1 Fundamantal phenomena
11.2 Phenomenological description
11.3 Electron-electron interactions and Cooper pairs
11.4 The BCS ground state and excitation spectrum
11.5 Josephson effect
11.6 High-Tc superconductors

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