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This book provides an intuitive yet sound understanding of how structure and properties of solids may be related. The natural link is provided by the band theory approach to the electronic structure of solids. The chemically insightful concept of orbital interaction and the essential machinery of band theory are used throughout the book to build links between the crystal and electronic structure of periodic systems. In such a way, it is shown how important tools for understanding properties of solids like the density of states, the Fermi surface etc. can be qualitatively sketched and used to either understand the results of quantitative calculations or to rationalize experimental observations. Extensive use of the orbital interaction approach appears to be a very efficient way of building bridges between physically and chemically based notions to understand the structure and properties of solids.
|Publication date:||12th January 2012|
|Author:||Enric (Professor, Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona) Canadell, Marie-Liesse (Professor, Institut Charles G Doublet|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Categories:||Physical chemistry, Condensed matter physics (liquid state & solid state physics), Atomic & molecular physics, Inorganic chemistry,|
Enric Canadell was educated at the Universities of Barcelona and Autonoma de Madrid, conducted research at the Universities of Barcelona, Chicago and Paris -Sud Orsay and since 1996 is Research Professor at the Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (CSIC). He is mostly interested in the development of ideas to relate the structure and properties of solids. In 1995 was awarded the Rochat-Julliard Prize of the Academie des Sciences de Paris for work on the electronic structure of low dimensional solids. Marie-Liesse Doublet was educated at Universite de Paris-Sud Orsay and carried out research at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Institut des ...More About Enric (Professor, Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona) Canadell, Marie-Liesse (Professor, Institut Charles G Doublet