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Solid State Physics

Solid State Physics
Essential Concepts

2nd Edition


  • Publication planned for: November 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107191983

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  • By identifying unifying concepts across solid state physics, this text covers theory in an accessible way to provide graduate students with an intuitive understanding of effects and the basis for making quantitative calculations. Each chapter focuses on a different set of theoretical tools, using examples from specific systems and demonstrating practical applications to real experimental topics. Advanced theoretical methods including group theory, many-body theory, and phase transitions are introduced in an accessible way, and the quasiparticle concept is developed early, with discussion of the properties and interactions of electrons and holes, excitons, phonons, photons, and polaritons. New to this edition are sections on graphene, surface states, photoemission spectroscopy, 2D spectroscopy, transistor device physics, thermoelectricity, metamaterials, spintronics, exciton-polaritons, and flux quantization in superconductors. Exercises are provided to help put knowledge into practice, with a solutions manual for instructors available online, while appendices review the basic mathematical methods used in the book.

    • Identifies the unifying concepts across solid state theory that are essential for graduate students and particularly relevant for experiments
    • Clear examples are included to demonstrate practical applications to real experimental topics
    • Exercises are provided in each chapter, and a full solutions manual for instructors is available online
    • Detailed appendices are included to review the basic math methods used in the text
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Publication planned for: November 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107191983
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
    • contains: 265 b/w illus. 270 exercises
    • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Electron bands
    2. Electronic quasiparticles
    3. Classical waves in anisotropic media
    4. Quantized waves
    5. Interactions of quasiparticles
    6. Group theory
    7. The complex susceptibility
    8. Many-body perturbation theory
    9. Coherence and correlation
    10. Spin and magnetic systems
    11. Spontaneous coherence in matter
    Appendix A. Review of bra-ket notation
    Appendix B. Review of Fourier series and Fourier transforms
    Appendix C. Delta-function identities
    Appendix D. Quantum single harmonic oscillator
    Appendix E. Second-order perturbation theory
    Appendix F. Relativistic derivation of spin physics.

  • Author

    David W. Snoke, University of Pittsburgh
    David W. Snoke is a Professor at the University of Pittsburgh where he leads a research group studying quantum many-body effects in semiconductor systems. In 2007, his group was one of the first to observe Bose-Einstein condensation of polaritons. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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