Physics 732 REFERENCES Spring 2010

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

Very recent texts, appearing after selection of course text:

Harald Ibach and Hans Lüth, Solid-State Physics: An Introduction to Principles of Materials Science, 4th  ed., Springer, 2009; pb: 978-3-540-93804-0.

Leonard M. Sander, Advanced Condensed Matter Physics, Cambridge University Press, 2009; 978-0521872904

Physics 731 Course Text: Neil W. Ashcroft and N. David Mermin, Solid State Physics, Saunders College/Holt, Rinehart, and Winston -> Brooks Cole, 1976; ISBN 0030839939, (in my opinion, appallingly overpriced, esp. for a book over 3 decades old; try to find a used or imported copy) I expect students to have a copy of this, or at least access to it, from previous coursework.

Other newer, good texts:

Feng Duan and Jin Guojun, Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics, vol. 1, World Scientific, 2005; pb: 981-256-070-X Nicecoverage of recent problems, but no homework problems and not enough details

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.

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.

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

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

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

Akira Isihara, Condensed Matter Physics, Dover, 2007; pb: 0486458776 (reprint of Oxford, 1991)

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.

James D. Patterson and Bernard C. Bailey, Solid-State Physics: Introduction to the Theory, Springer, 2007; 3540241159.

David W. Snoke, Basic Concepts of Modern Condensed Matter Physics, Addison-Wesley, 2006; 0805386645

John M. Vail, Topics in the Theory of Solid Materials, CRC Press, 2003; 0750307293.

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

Other Graduate Introductory Texts:

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.

More Specialized Graduate Texts:

David S. Sholl and Janice A Steckel, Density Functional Theory: A Practical Introduction, Wiley-Interscience, 2009.

H. Ibach, Physics of Surfaces and Interfaces, Springer, 2006.

M. Plischke and B. Bergersen, Equilibrium Statistical Physics, 3rd ed., World Scientific, 2006, pb

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

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

J.M. Thijssen, Computational Physics, Cambridge, 1999;pb

A. Pimpinelli and J. Villain, Physics of Crystal Growth, Cambridge, 1998; pb

Y. Imry, Introduction to Mesoscopic Physics, Oxford, 1997

K. Yosida, Theory of Magnetism, Springer, 1996.

R.M. Nieminen et al. (eds.), Many-Atom Interactions in Solids, Springer, 1990.

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

Andrew Zangwill, Physics at Surfaces, Cambridge, 1988.

Bart van Zeghbroeck, Principles of Semiconductor Devices, free online

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.

Philip W. Anderson, Basic Notions of Condensed Matter Physics, 2nd ed., Westview Press, 1997, pb reissue of 1984 classic.

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

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.

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