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Transition Metal Compounds

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  • Date Published: October 2014
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  • isbn: 9781316056066

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  • Describing all aspects of the physics of transition metal compounds, this book provides a comprehensive overview of this unique and diverse class of solids. Beginning with the basic concepts of the physics of strongly correlated electron systems, the structure of transition metal ions, and the behaviours of transition metal ions in crystals, it goes on to cover more advanced topics such as metal-insulator transitions, orbital ordering, and novel phenomena such as multiferroics, systems with oxygen holes, and high-Tc superconductivity. Each chapter concludes with a summary of key facts and concepts, presenting all the most important information in a consistent and concise manner. Set within a modern conceptual framework, and providing a complete treatment of the fundamental factors and mechanisms that determine the properties of transition metal compounds, this is an invaluable resource for graduate students, researchers and industrial practitioners in solid state physics and chemistry, materials science, and inorganic chemistry.

    • Real-world behaviours and properties are explained in the context of the physics of strongly correlated electron systems
    • 'Book-within-a-book' style summaries provide a concise overview of the text
    • Covers the whole field in a consistent, self-contained volume
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Khomskii successfully leads the reader through the field of transition-metal compounds by focusing on physical insight without detailed mathematical derivations. He has a deep understanding of the field and communicates his knowledge very well.' Thomas M. Cooper, MRS Bulletin

    'The author concludes each chapter with a short summary that repeats the chapter's main ideas in a concentrated form. Those addenda enhance the pedagogical effect of the monograph and make it a highly useful introduction to the physics of TM oxides for nascent and experienced experimentalists and theoreticians working in that and adjacent fields of strongly correlated systems.' Konstantin Kikoin, Physics Today

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    • Date Published: October 2014
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316056066
    • contains: 292 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Localised and itinerant electrons in solids
    2. Isolated transition metal ions
    3. Transition metal ions in crystals
    4. Mott–Hubbard vc charge-transfer insulators
    5. Exchange interaction and magnetic structures
    6. Cooperative Jahn–Teller effect and orbital ordering
    7. Charge ordering in transition metal compounds
    8. Ferroelectrics, magnetoelectrics and multiferroics
    9. Doping of correlated systems and correlated metals
    10. Metal-insulator transitions
    11. Kondoeffect, mixed valence and heavy fermions
    Appendix A. Some historical notes
    Appendix B. A layman's guide to second quantization
    Appendix C. Phase transitions and free energy expansion: Landau theory in a nutshell.

  • Author

    Daniel I. Khomskii, Universität zu Köln
    Daniel I. Khomskii is a professor at the University of Köln, Germany, where his research interests focus on metal-insulator transitions, magnetism, orbital ordering and superconductivity. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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