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Electronic Structure and the Properties of Solids

Walter A. Harrison



Starting with electrostatic forces in atoms, this book combines electron orbitals to give an innovative approach to basic understanding of the electronic structure of covalent and ionic solids, simple metals, transition metals and their compounds. It also explains how to calculate dielectric, conducting and bonding properties for each. Includes a useful "Solid State Table of the Elements" that facilitates calculation of dielectric properties with a pocket calculator.

Electronic structure of solids
Structure of simple tetrahedral solids
Optical spectra
Other dielectric properties
Energy bands
Lattice vibrations
Surfaces and defects
Inert-gas solids
Ionic compounds
Dielectric properties of ionic crystals
Simple metals
Electronic structure of metals
Pseudopotential covalent bonding
Transition-metal compounds
Transition metals