Bands, Bonds, and Boundaries

  • K. H. Johnson
  • F. C. SmithJr.
Part of the The IBM Research Symposia Series book series (IRSS)


Many of the most complex forms of matter may be considered to be built up of large, isolated clusters of atoms or large numbers of periodic and aperiodic clusters of several atoms or more. As examples we may cite:
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    Isolated polyatomic molecules

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    “Molecular” crystals with many atoms per unit cell.

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    Impurity and defect clusters in an otherwise perfect crystal.

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    Amorphous materials

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    Macromolecules important in polymer science and biology.



Perfect Crystal Polyatomic Molecule Secular Equation Sulfate Cluster Band Theory 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. H. Johnson
    • 1
  • F. C. SmithJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSA

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