Physics 731 REFERENCES Fall 2006

Course Texts: Neil W. Ashcroft and N. David Mermin, Solid State Physics, Saunders College/Holt, Rinehart, and Winston -> Brooks Cole, 1976; ISBN 0030839939,

Feng Duan and Jin Guojun, Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics, vol. 1, World Scientific, 2005; pb: 981-256-070-X

Other newer, good texts:

Yuri M. Galperin, Introduction to Modern Solid State Physics, FREE online; chapters on basic concepts, normal metals and semiconductors, basics of quantum transport, and superconductivity.

Michael P. Marder, Condensed Matter Physics, Wiley, 2000; 0471177792.

Giuseppe Grosso and Giuseppe Pastori Parravicini, Solid State Physics, Academic, 2000; 012304460X.

Philip L. Taylor and Olle Heinonen, Condensed Matter Physics, Cambridge, 2002; pb: 0521778271.

Harald Ibach and Hans Lüth, Solid-State Physics: An Introduction to Principles of Materials Science, 3rd ed., Springer, 2003; pb: 354043870X.

Walter A. Harrison, Elementary Electronic Structure, World Scientific, 1999; pb: 9812387080.

Charles Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th ed., Wiley, 2005; 047141526X.

Efthimios Kaxiras, Atomic and Electronic Structure of Solids, Cambridge, 2003; pb: 0521523397.

Mircea S. Rogalski and Stuart B. Palmer, Solid State Physics, Gordon & Breach, 2000; pb: 9056992732.

Paul M. Chaikin and T. C. Lubensky, Principles of Condensed Matter Physics, Cambridge, 2000; pb: 0521794501.

Robert H. Silsbee and Jorg Dräger, Simulations for Solid State Physics: An Interactive Resource for Students and Teachers, Cambridge, 1997; pb: 0521599113.

László Mihály and Michael C. Martin, Solid State Physics: Problems and Solutions, Wiley, 1996; pb: 0471152870.

John M. Vail, Topics in the Theory of Solid Materials, CRC Press, 2003; 0-7503-0729-3.

Stephen Elliott, The Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Wiley, 1998; pb: 0471981958.

Gerald Burns, Solid State Physics, Academic Press, 1985: 0121460703.

J. M. Ziman, Principles of the Theory of Solids, 2nd ed., Cambridge, 1979; pb: 0521297338.


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.

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 Oct. 19, 2006