By Feng Duan

This is often quantity 1 of two-volume booklet that offers an outstanding, complete exposition of the multi-faceted matters of recent condensed subject physics, unified inside of an unique and coherent conceptual framework. conventional matters comparable to band concept and lattice dynamics are tightly equipped during this framework, whereas many new advancements emerge spontaneously from it. during this quantity, · uncomplicated recommendations are emphasised; often they're intuitively brought, then extra accurately formulated, and in comparison with correlated thoughts. · A plethora of recent subject matters, akin to quasicrystals, photonic crystals, GMR, TMR, CMR, excessive Tc superconductors, Bose–Einstein condensation, etc., are offered with sharp actual insights. · Bond and band techniques are mentioned in parallel, breaking the barrier among physics and chemistry. · A hugely obtainable bankruptcy is incorporated on correlated digital states — hardly present in an introductory textual content. · Introductory chapters on tunneling, mesoscopic phenomena, and quantum-confined nanostructures represent a valid origin for nanoscience and nanotechnology. · The textual content is profusely illustrated with approximately 500 figures.

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Turnbull, H. Ehrenreich, and F. 1-56, Academic Press, New York (1955-2002). This page intentionally left blank Part I Structure of Condensed Matter Countless laws of construction and constitution penetrate matter like secret flashes of mathematical lightning. To equal nature it is necessary to be mathematically and geometrically exact. Number and fantasy, law and quantity, these are living creative strengths of nature; not to sit under a green tree, but to create crystals and to form ideas, that is what it means to be one with nature.

At 0 K, thermal fluctuation is absent, so the quantum fluctuation implied by Heisenberg uncertainty principle plays the dominant role. Because the 0 K condition cannot be realized in a laboratory, what happens at 0 K can only be inferred from experimental results near 0 K. However, exact theoretical results may be obtained to compare with experimental results near 0 K. Such results even may be valid in quite a wide range of temperature. 1 From Solid State Physics to Condensed Matter Physics The foundation of solid state physics was laid in the 1930s, and by 1940 substantial parts of solid state physics had been established and the field was ready for a comprehensive survey: Structural crystallography was established by X-ray and electron diffraction; lattice dynamics was formulated g One may consult S.

The range of research topics was much enlarged, so in the mid-1950s, Seitz and Turnbull found that the field had become too wide to be included in a single monograph, so the multi-volumed Solid State Physics—Advances in Research and Applications, which published comprehensive review articles on recent progress in some subfields at the rate of about one volume per year, was launched and has continued to this day. It testifies to the diversity and the fertility of this field and remains an excellent set of reference books for many topics developed since the 1950s.

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