About the Book
Updated to reflect recent work in the field, this book has been designed as a textbook for Graduate and Postgraduate students of Physics and Engineers. All the chapters have supplemented by solved and unsolved examples. Some of chapters illustrate areas of current interest in solid state Physics; to give the student a practical working knowledge of the subject Text has been presented in simple and lucid manner that helps student to grasp the subject-matter easily. There is a fair amount of detail in the examples and derivations given in the text.
1. Crystal Structure 2. Chemical Bonding in Solids 3. Defects in Solids 4. Elements of Quantum Mechanics 5. X-Ray Diffraction 6. Lattice Vibrations 7. Thermal Properties of Solids 8. Free Electron Theory of Metal 9. Band Theory 10. Semiconductors 11. Dielectric Properties of Solids 12. Magnetic Properties of Matter 13. Magnetic Resonance 14. Superconductivity 15. Nanomaterials 16. Optical Properties 17. Semiconductor Devices, Bibliography, Index
About the Author
Dr. Vimal Kumar Jain, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, is a Professor of Applied Sciences, IIT Engineering College Meerut. He received his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 1977. He is a former Professor and Head of Physics Department at Maharshi Dayanand University Rohtak. He was a professor of Applied Science in P.D.M.College of Engineering, Bahadurgarh, Professor and Head of ECE Department, Vidya College of Engineering, Meerut. At present he is a Professor of Applied Sciences, IIMT Engineering College Meerut. He was a Visiting Professor at Institute de Fisica , Universidad Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is working in the field of electron paramagnetic resonance and published four review articles and more than hundred research papers in National and International Journals. He supervised the research work of several M. Phil. and Ph.D. students and worked on various sponsored research projects. He has authored books on Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy, Classical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics.