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Preface to the Fourth Edition: The present textbook, which introduces my readers to elements of solid state physics and then moves on to the presentation of electrical, optical, magnetic, and thermal properties of materials, has been in print for 25 years, i.e. since 1985 when the first edition appeared. It has received quite favorable acceptance by students, professors, and scientists who particularly appreciated that the text is easy to understand and that it emphasizes concepts rather than overburdening the reader with mathematical formalism. I am grateful for all the kind comments which reached me either by personal letters or in reviews found in scientific journals and on the internet.
The third edition was published in 2001, and was followed by a revised printing in 2005. My publisher therefore felt that a new edition would be in order at this time to give me the opportunity to update the material in a field which undergoes explosive development. I do this update with some reluctance because each new edition increases the size (and unfortunately also the price) of a book. It is not my goal to present an encyclopedia on the electronic properties of materials. I still feel that the book should contain just the right amount of material that can be conveniently covered in a 15-week/3-credit hour course. Thus, the added material was restricted to the newest developments in the field. This implies that the fundamentals, particularly in Part I and at the beginning of Parts II to V, remained essentially untouched. However, new topics have been added in the “applied sections”, such as energy-saving light sources, particularly compact fluorescence light fixtures, organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), organic photovoltaics (OPV cells), optical fibers, pyroelectricity, phase-change memories, blue-ray disks, holographic versatile disks, galvanoelectric phenomena (emphasizing the entire spectrum of primary and rechargeable batteries), graphene, quantum Hall effect, iron-based semiconductors (pnictides), etc., to mention just a few subjects. The reader should find them interesting and educational.
As usual, a book of this wide variety of topics needs the advice of a number of colleagues. I am grateful for the help of Drs. Paul Holloway, Wolfgang Sigmund, Jiangeng Xue, Franky So, Jacob Jones, Thierry Dubroca, all of the University of Florida, Dr. Markus Rettenmayr (Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena, Germany), and to Grif Wise.
Rolf E. Hummel
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
PART I : Fundamentals of Electron Theory
CHAPTER 1 : Introduction 3
CHAPTER 2 : The Wave-Particle Duality
CHAPTER 3 : The Schrodinger Equation
CHAPTER 4 : Solution of the Schrodinger Equation for Four Specific Problems
CHAPTER 5 : Energy Bands in Crystals
CHAPTER 6 : Electrons in a Crystal
PART II : Electrical Properties of Materials
CHAPTER 7 : Electrical Conduction in Metals and Alloys
CHAPTER 8 : Semiconductors
CHAPTER 9 : Electrical Properties of Polymers, Ceramics, Dielectrics, and Amorphous Materials
PART III : Optical Properties of Materials
CHAPTER 10 : The Optical Constants
CHAPTER 11 : Atomistic Theory of the Optical Properties
CHAPTER 12 : Quantum Mechanical Treatment of the Optical Properties
CHAPTER 13 : Applications
PART IV : Magnetic Properties of Materials
CHAPTER 14 : Foundations of Magnetism
CHAPTER 15 : Magnetic Phenomena and Their Interpretation—Classical Approach
CHAPTER 16 : Quantum Mechanical Considerations
CHAPTER 17 : Applications
PART V : Thermal Properties of Materials
CHAPTER 18 : Introduction
CHAPTER 19 : Fundamentals of Thermal Properties
CHAPTER 20 : Heat Capacity
CHAPTER 21 : Thermal Conduction
CHAPTER 22 : Thermal Expansion
About the Author:
Rolf E. Hummel is a Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. He received his Ph.D (Dr. rer.nat.) in 1963 from the University of Stuttgart, Germany and the Max-Planck Institute for Materials Research, also in Stuttgart. He has been at the University of Florida since graduation, only interrupted by Sabbatical stays in Japan, Korea, China, New Zealand, France, Vietnam, Germany, and Colorado. His previous publications include Optical Properties of Metals and Alloys (1971), Electro-and Thermo-Transport in Metals and Alloys (ed.),(1977), the two-volume Handbook of Optical Properties (ed.), (1996), and Understanding Materials Science 2nd Ed. (2004). His books are widely appraised for their easy understandability.
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⏩Edition: 4th Edition
⏩Author: Rolf E. Hummel
⏩Puplication Date: February 14, 2013
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