Best Reference Books – Solid State Chemistry

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Solid State Chemistry subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Solid State Chemistry along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Solid State Chemistry subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Solid State Chemistry" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Solid State Chemistry and its Applications” by A R West

“Solid State Chemistry and its Applications” Book Review: This book is for undergraduate students of chemistry. It covers bonding in solids, covalent bonding, and more extensive treatment of metallic bonding. Microwave synthesis, combinatorial synthesis, mechano-synthesis, atomic layer deposition, and spray pyrolysis are also included. Each section begins with an introduction, covering basic principles, and presents an overview of the subject. This book contains chapters on crystal defects and characterization techniques. All the solutions to exercises are available online.

2. “Solid State Chemistry – An Introduction” by L Smart and E Moore

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“Solid State Chemistry – An Introduction” Book Review: This book is for first-and second-year undergraduates. It includes an introduction to solid state chemistry including practical examples of applications. The book presents a wide range of synthetic and physical techniques used to prepare and characterize solids. It also contains bonding, superconductivity, and electrochemical, magnetic, optical, and conductive properties. Each chapter contains a set of review questions. Carbon based electronics and zeolites, optical properties are explained in detail with numerous problems.

3. “Structure and Dynamics – An atomic view of Materials” by M T Dove

“Structure and Dynamics – An atomic view of Materials” Book Review: This book contains general principles that govern the behavior of atoms in solids. The book focuses on the structures of materials at an atomic level and on how the atoms vibrate inside solids. It includes the packing of atoms to form structures, the types of atomic bonding, the formalism of atomic vibrations, and the theories of phase transitions. Various experimental methods are also discussed. Crystal lattice, bonding between them, and diffraction is also covered.

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4. “Material Science and Engineering” by V Raghavan
5. “Solid State Electrochemistry and its Applications to Sensors and Electronic Devices” by K S Goto

“Solid State Electrochemistry and its Applications to Sensors and Electronic Devices” Book Review: This book describes the micromechanism of migration of ions and electronic defects contained in solid and liquid oxides at high temperatures. The book is primarily designed for graduate students. It includes 150 problems on various topics. It covers the introduction of simple theories for transport properties of oxides and combinations of oxides. Iconic and electric conduction of solids are covered. It also contains diffusion of ions in liquid and solid oxides. Transport and equilibrium forces of galvanic cells are also discussed.

6. “Diffusion in Ceramics (Solid Mechanics and Its Applications)” by Joshua Pelleg

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“Diffusion in Ceramics (Solid Mechanics and Its Applications)” Book Review: This book provides an introduction to changes that occur in solids such as ceramics, mainly at high temperatures. The book begins with the basics of diffusion according to Fick’s Laws. Carbide based ceramics and nitride-based ceramics are covered. The book is written for advanced undergraduate level students. The book also provides researchers collection of data relating to diffusion in ceramics. It also contains relatively comprehensive treatment of diffusion in ceramics. The book supports a fundamental understanding of atomic movements.

7. “A New Approach to the Chemistry of the Solid State and Its Application to Problems in the Field of Silicate Industries” by Woldemar A Weyl
8. “Physics, Chemistry and Technology of Solid State Gas Sensor Devices” by Andreas Mandelis and Constantinos Christofides

“Physics, Chemistry and Technology of Solid State Gas Sensor Devices” Book Review: The book focuses on the underlying principles of solid-state sensor operation. Beginning with some historical and scientific background, the book covers the study of the interactions of gases with surfaces. In addition, the book provides detailed information on the fabrication, performance, and application of a variety of sensors. Gas-sensitive solid-state semiconductor sensors, photonic and photoacoustic gas sensors are discussed. Fiber optic sensors, piezoelectric quartz crystal microbalance sensors, surface acoustic wave sensors are also covered.

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9. “Glass Science and Its Applications (Solid State Phenomena)” by Nandyala Sooraj Hussain and Jose Domingos Santos

“Glass Science and Its Applications (Solid State Phenomena)” Book Review: The book covers the physics and chemistry of conventional glasses, sol-gel glasses, and glass-ceramic materials. It also describes the optimization of turmoil glasses for luminescence-based dissolved-oxygen sensor applications. The book contains the preparation of sol-gel. Evaluation of various sol-gel film compositions is also discussed. The book is written for advanced undergraduate level chemistry students. It can be also used by research students.

10. “Silicon-on-Insulator: Its Technology and Applications (Advances in Solid State Technology)” by S Furukawa

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“Silicon-on-Insulator: Its Technology and Applications (Advances in Solid State Technology)” Book Review: The book contains topics such as solid phase epitaxy, growth mechanisms, and interface kinetics. It also contains silicon-on-insulator structures, silicide-on-Si structures, novel nanometer, and layered devices. The book contains basic properties of the layered structures and various applications of semiconductor devices. Topics such as solid phase epitaxy, growth mechanisms and interface kinetics are discussed. Also, silicon-on-insulator structures, silicide-on-Si structures are covered. Novel nanometer and layered devices are also explained in detail.

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