Physics 731 REFERENCES Fall 2004

Course Text: Neil W. Ashcroft and N. David Mermin, Solid State Physics, Saunders College/Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1976.

Other newer, good texts:

Michael P. Marder, Condensed Matter Physics, Wiley, 2000.

Giuseppe Grosso and Giuseppe Pastori Parravicini, Solid State Physics, Academic, 2000.

Philip L. Taylor and Olle Heinonen, Condensed Matter Physics, Cambridge, 2002; pb.

Harald Ibach and Hans Lüth, Solid-State Physics: An Introduction to Principles of Materials Science, 3rd ed., Springer, 2003; pb.

Efthimios Kaxiras, Atomic and Electronic Structure of Solids, Cambridge, 2003; pb.

Mircea S. Rogalski and Stuart B. Palmer, Solid State Physics, Gordon & Breach, 2000; pb.

Charles Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, 7th ed., Wiley, 1996.

Paul M. Chaikin and T. C. Lubensky, Principles of Condensed Matter Physics, Cambridge, 1995.

Robert H. Silsbee and Jorg Dräger, Simulations for Solid State Physics: An Interactive Resource for Students and Teachers, Cambridge, 1997; pb.

László Mihály and Michael C. Martin, Solid State Physics: Problems and Solutions, Wiley, 1996; pb.

Stephen Elliott, The Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Wiley, 1998; pb.

Gerald Burns, Solid State Physics, Academic Press, 1985.


H. Bethe and A. Sommerfeld, Handbuch der Physik, vol. 24, 1934.

N.F. Mott & H. Jones, The Theory of the Properties of Metals & Alloys, Oxford, 1936 (Dover; pb).

F. Seitz, Modern Theory of Solids, McGraw-Hill, 1940.

Foreign-Language Texts:

Text in Chinese, found helpful by some native-Chinese-speaking students

Undergraduate Introductory Texts:

H.P. Myers, Introductory Solid State Physics, 2nd ed., Taylor & Francis, 1997; pb.

J. Richard Christman, Fundamentals of Solid State Physics, Wiley, 1988; pb.

H.M. Rosenberg, The Solid State: An Introduction to the Physics of Crystals for Students of Physics, Materials Science, and Engineering, 3rd ed., Oxford, 1988; pb.

J. M. Ziman, Principles of the Theory of Solids, 2nd ed., Cambridge, 1979; pb.

John S. Blakemore, Solid State Physics, 2nd ed., W. B. Saunders Co., 1974.

Charles A. Wert and Robb M. Thomson, Physics of Solids, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill, 1970.

J. Wilson and M.N. Rudden, Elements of Solid State Physics, 2nd ed., Wiley, 1993.

M. Ali Omar, Elementary Solid State Physics, Addison-Wesley, 1996.

Ian D. Johnston, R. Rollins, S. Spicklemire, and G. Keeler, Solid State Physics Simulations (CUPS), Wiley, 1995.

Other Graduate Introductory Texts:

P.Y. Yu and M. Cardona, Fundamentals of Semiconductors: Physics and Materials Properties, Springer, 1999.

H. E. Hall, Solid State Physics, Wiley, 1974.

Gabriel Weinreich, Solids: Elementary Theory of Advanced Students, Wiley, 1965.

Craig T. Van Degrift, Solid-State Physics and Engineering, Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1995; pb.

Simon M. Sze, Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology, 2nd ed., Wiley, 2001.

G.P. Srivastava, The Physics of Phonons, Institute of Physics Publishing, 1990.

Advanced Texts:

Philip Phillips, Advanced Solid State Physics, Advanced Book Program–Westview, 2003 [sic]; pb.

Richard M. Martin, Electronic Structure: Basic Theory and Practical Methods, Cambridge, 2004,

J. Callaway, Quantum Theory of the Solid State, 2nd ed., Academic, 1991 (1st ed. is in pb).

Otfried Madelung, Introduction to Solid-State Theory, Springer, 1978; pb.

W. Jones and N.H. March, Theoretical Solid State Physics, vols. 1 & 2, Dover, 1985.

C. Kittel and C. Y. Fong, Quantum Theory of Solids, 2nd ed., Wiley, 1987; pb.

J. M. Ziman, Electrons and Phonons: The Theory of Transport Phenomena in Solids, Oxford, 2001; pb reissue of 1960 classic.

Alexander O. E Animalu, Intermediate Quantum Theory of Crystalline Solids, Prentice-Hall, 1977.

[H. Ehrenreich, D. Turnbull, and F. Spaepen, eds., Solid State Physics: Advances in Research and Applications, Academic, ongoing series of excellent review articles.]

Last updated Sept. 20, 2004