PHY.K02UF Molecular and Solid State Physics

Books on Solid State Physics

Introductory textbooks

    Experimentalphysik 3: Atome, Moleküle und Festkörper , Demtröder   
   This is an introductory text where some of the difficult mathematics is left out. Available as an ebook from the TU Graz library.

    The Physics of Atoms and Quanta, H. Haken und H. C. Wolf   
   This book discusses many-electron atoms at the level of this course. The German version is called Atom- und Quantenphysik.

    Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colombo   
   Available as an ebook from the TU Graz library.

    Molecular Physics & Elementary of Quantum Chemistry, H. Haken und H. C. Wolf   
   This books discusses molecules at the level of this course. The German version Molekülphysik und Quantenchemie is available as an ebook from the TU Graz library.

   Festkörperphysik, R. Gross und A. Marx    
   

This book is based on a course given at TU Munich. We will cover the material in about the first 10 chapters of this book. Available as an e-book: De Gruyter: Festkörperphysik

   Introduction to solid state physics, 8th edition, C. Kittel   
   The most widely used introductory solid state physics textbook. A German translation is available in the library. We will cover about the first eight chapters of this book.

   Festkörperphysik, H. Ibach and H. Lüth   
   The most widely used introductory solid state textbook in German speaking countries. Available as an ebook from the TU Graz library.

   Einführung in die Festkörperphysik Festkörperphysik, K. Kopitzki und P. Herzog   
   Available as an ebook from the TU Graz library.


   Principles of Semiconductor Devices, B. Van Zeghbroeck   
   Covers semiconductors.

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Advanced textbooks

   Theoretische Festkörperphysik, Sormann und E. Schachinger    
   Theoretische Festkörperphysik
Chapters 1-5 are relevant for this course.

   Theoretische Festkörperphysik, Gerd Czycholl   
   Available as an ebook from the TU Graz library.

   Solid state physics, Ashcroft and Mermin   
   A detailed graduate text.

   Solid state theory, W. A. Harrison   
   A detailed graduate text.

   Quantum theory of many-particle systems, Fetter and Walecka   
   Serious calculations require second quantization, Feynman diagrams, and Green's functions. This text discusses solid state physics in these terms.

   Statistical Physics, Landau and Lifshitz   
   Statistical mechanics is required to calculate many of the equilibrium properties of solids. The chapters on solids in this book provide a thorough discussion of these topics.

Reference books

   International Tables for Crystallography
   
   This is a comprehensive eight volume set with lots of information on crystals. The books are available online at http://it.iucr.org/. A subscription is required. They should be accessible from TUG computers.