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Quantum Theory of Materials

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  • Date Published: July 2019
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521117111

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  • This accessible new text introduces the theoretical concepts and tools essential for graduate-level courses on the physics of materials in condensed matter physics, physical chemistry, materials science and engineering, and chemical engineering. Topics covered range from fundamentals such as crystal periodicity and symmetry, and derivation of single-particle equations, to modern additions including graphene, two-dimensional solids, carbon nanotubes, topological states, and Hall physics. Advanced topics such as phonon interactions with phonons, photons and electrons, and magnetism, are presented in an accessible way, and a set of appendices reviewing crucial fundamental physics and mathematical tools makes this text suitable for students from a range of backgrounds. Students will benefit from the emphasis on translating theory into practice, with worked examples explaining experimental observations, applications illustrating how theoretical concepts can be applied to real research problems, and 242 informative full color illustrations. End-of chapter exercises are included for homework and self-study, with solutions and lecture slides for instructors available online.

    • Covers a diverse range of both traditional and modern topics from crystal periodicity and symmetry, and derivation of single-particle equations, to graphene, two-dimensional solids, carbon nanotubes, topological states, and Hall physics
    • The book is accessible to students from a range of backgrounds, and a comprehensive set of appendices reviews the prerequisite fundamental physics and mathematical tools
    • Contains numerous worked examples which demonstrate how to explain experimental observations
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    'This book elucidates the essentials of practical electronic structure theory utilized under the hood of commonly employed electronic structure codes, revealed with a clarity and succinctness that only these authors with many decades of experience at the research forefront can provide. This masterpiece is essential reading for researchers engaged in modern materials research, including recent topics in topological constraints and two-dimensional materials.' Evan Reed, Materials Computation and Theory Group, Stanford University

    'This is a wonderful book clearly explaining essential concepts of the quantum theory of materials. It should become a classic text in this field.' Marvin Cohen, University of California, Berkeley

    'A must-read for aspiring scientists and engineers in the age of interdisciplinary nanoscale science and technology. Two renowned masters in materials physics have opened the depth of condensed matter physics theories to the communities of condensed matter physics, materials science, physical chemistry, and chemical engineering!' Kyeongjae Cho, University of Texas, Dallas

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521117111
    • length: 674 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 197 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.62kg
    • contains: 242 colour illus. 45 tables 125 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. From atoms to solids
    2. Electrons in crystals: translational periodicity
    3. Symmetries beyond translational periodicity
    4. From many-particles to the single-particle picture
    5. Electronic properties of crystals
    6. Electronic excitations
    7. Lattice vibrations and deformations
    8. Phonon interactions
    9. Dynamics and topological constraints
    10. Magnetic behavior of solids
    Appendix A: mathematical tools
    Appendix B: classical electrodynamics
    Appendix C: quantum mechanics
    Appendix D: thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.

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    Quantum Theory of Materials

    Efthimios Kaxiras, John D. Joannopoulos

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    Efthimios Kaxiras, Harvard University, Massachusetts
    Efthimios Kaxiras is the John Hasbrouck Van Vleck Professor of Pure and Applied Physics at Harvard University, Massachusetts. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Physics and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and is an affiliate of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. He is the Founding Director of the Institute for Applied Computational Science, a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Chartered Physicist and Fellow of the Institute of Physics, London.

    John D. Joannopoulos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    John D. Joannopoulos is the Francis Wright Davis Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is Director of the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a Fellow of the World Technology Network. His awards include the MIT School of Science Graduate Teaching Award (1991), the William Buechner Teaching Prize of the MIT Department of Physics (1996), the David Adler Award (1997) and Aneesur Rahman Prize (2015) of the American Physical Society, and the Max Born Award of the Optical Society of America.

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