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Electronic Properties of Materials

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Table of contents (22 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Fundamentals of Electron Theory

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction

      • Rolf E. Hummel
      Pages 3-5
    3. The Wave-Particle Duality

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      Pages 6-13
    4. The Schrödinger Equation

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      Pages 14-17
    5. Energy Bands in Crystals

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      Pages 36-61
    6. Electrons in a Crystal

      • Rolf E. Hummel
      Pages 62-74
  3. Electrical Properties of Materials

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 75-75
    2. Electrical Conduction in Metals and Alloys

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      Pages 77-103
    3. Semiconductors

      • Rolf E. Hummel
      Pages 104-165
  4. Optical Properties of Materials

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 195-195
    2. The Optical Constants

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      Pages 197-207
    3. Atomistic Theory of the Optical Properties

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      Pages 208-226
    4. Applications

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      Pages 238-302
  5. Magnetic Properties of Materials

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 303-303
    2. Foundations of Magnetism

      • Rolf E. Hummel
      Pages 305-311

About this book

Books are seldom finished. At best, they are abandoned. The second edition of "Electronic Properties of Materials" has been in use now for about seven years. During this time my publisher gave me ample opportunities to update and improve the text whenever the Ibook was reprinted. There were about six of these reprinting cycles. Eventually, however, it became clear that substantially more new material had to be added to account for the stormy developments which occurred in the field of electrical, optical, and magnetic materials. In particular, expanded sections on flat-panel displays (liquid crystals, electroluminescence devices, field emission displays, and plasma dis. :­ plays) were added. Further, the recent developments in blue- and green­ emitting LED's and in photonics are included. Magnetic storage devices also underwent rapid development. Thus, magneto-optical memories, magneto­ resistance devices, and new' magnetic materials needed to be covered. The sections on dielectric properties, ferroelectricity, piezoelectricity, electrostric­ tion, and thermoelectric properties have been expanded. Of course, the entire text was critically reviewed, updated, and improved. However, the most extensive change I undertook was the conversion of all equations to SI­ units throughout. In most of the world and in virtually all of the interna­ tional scientific journals use of this system of units is required. If today's students do not learn to utilize it, another generation is "lost" on this matter. In other words, it is important that students become comfortable with SI units.

Keywords

  • development
  • dielectric properties
  • electricity
  • magnetic material
  • material
  • photonics
  • piezoelectricity

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

    Rolf E. Hummel

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