8. Solid-State Physics

  1. Robert M. Metzger

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118195598.ch8

The Physical Chemist's Toolbox

The Physical Chemist's Toolbox

How to Cite

Metzger, R. M. (2012) Solid-State Physics, in The Physical Chemist's Toolbox, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118195598.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470889251

Online ISBN: 9781118195598



  • solid-state physics, defects and mobile excitations;
  • Bloch waves, in one dimension, dispersion relations;
  • Fermi surface, bands of energy change with direction


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Electrical Resistance, Hall Effect, Drude Model, Tunneling, and the Landauer Formula

  • Fermi–Dirac Statistics for Electron Gas: Sommerfeld Model

  • X-Ray Diffraction

  • Quantum Numbers in a Macroscopic Solid: Bloch Waves

  • Bloch Waves in One Dimension and Dispersion Relations

  • Band Structures

  • Hubbard Hamiltonian

  • Mixed Valence and One-Dimensional Instabilities

  • Defects and Mobile Excitations in Solids and Molecules

  • Lattice Energies: Madelung, Repulsion, Dispersion, Dipole–Dipole, and Others

  • Superconductivity

  • References