Solid-State Physics

An Introduction to Principles of Materials Science

  • Harald Ibach
  • Hans Lüth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Harald Ibach, Hans Lüth
    Pages 1-19
  3. Harald Ibach, Hans Lüth
    Pages 21-49
  4. Harald Ibach, Hans Lüth
    Pages 51-82
  5. Harald Ibach, Hans Lüth
    Pages 83-112
  6. Harald Ibach, Hans Lüth
    Pages 113-134
  7. Harald Ibach, Hans Lüth
    Pages 135-158
  8. Harald Ibach, Hans Lüth
    Pages 159-189
  9. Harald Ibach, Hans Lüth
    Pages 191-239
  10. Harald Ibach, Hans Lüth
    Pages 241-290
  11. Harald Ibach, Hans Lüth
    Pages 291-369
  12. Harald Ibach, Hans Lüth
    Pages 371-418
  13. Harald Ibach, Hans Lüth
    Pages 419-515
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 1-19

About this book


This new edition of the popular introduction to solid-state physics provides a comprehensive overview on basic theoretical and experimental concepts of material science. Additional sections emphasize current topics in solid-state physics.
Notably, sections on important devices, aspects of non-periodic structures of matter, phase transitions, defects, superconductors and nanostructures have been added, the chapters presenting semi- and superconductivity had been completly updated.
Students will benefit significantly from solving the exercises given at the end of each chapter. This book is intended for university students in physics, engineering and electrical engineering. This edition has been carefully revised, updated, and enlarged. Among the key recent developments incorporated throughout GMR (giant magneto resistance), thin-film magnetic properties, magnetic hysteresis and domain walls, quantum transport, metamaterials, and preparation techniques for nanostructures.

From a review of the original edition –                                                                              "... An excellent mix of concepts, theoretical arguments, and discussion of modern experiments - all at an introductory level ... Full of illustrations, photographs, schematic diagrams of experimental techniques, and graphs of results..."                                              -- American Journal of Physics


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Authors and affiliations

  • Harald Ibach
    • 1
  • Hans Lüth
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. Bio- und NanosystemeForschungszentrum Jülich GmbHJülichGermany
  2. 2.Grünberg Institut (PGI), PGI-9: Semiconductor NanoelectronicsForschungszentrum Jülich GmbHJülichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-93803-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-93804-0
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