Best Reference Books – Solid State Physics and Crystal Physics

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Solid State Physics and Crystal Physics 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 Physics and Crystal Physics along with reviews.

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1. “Solid-State Physics: Introduction to the Theory” by James Patterson and Bernard Bailey

“Solid-State Physics: Introduction to the Theory” Book Review: This book contains the latest information on the theory of solid state physics. Several recent topics are introduced and some subjects normally included only in condensed matter physics. It also includes other important topics such as Lattice vibrations, electrons, interactions and spin effects (mostly in magnetism) which are discussed comprehensively. The book also includes problems from fill in the blanks to short and long answer questions. The topics are introduced with the help of examples and illustrations that help in a thorough and practical understanding of the subject matter. The book is useful for students in a solid-state physics course or any other physics-related course.

2. “Crystal Growth Bibliography: Supplement (Solid State Physics Literature Guides)” by A M Keesee

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“Crystal Growth Bibliography: Supplement (Solid State Physics Literature Guides)” Book Review: This book is a detailed study of the growth of crystals in solid state physics. It provides a comprehensive literature guide of crystal growth. The book talks about how man first invented the crystals, when he found specimens of some of the natural crystalline mineral substances that are relatively common in the surface and near-surface areas of the earth’s crust. Then it goes on to include how these crystals were used in ancient times- Both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible document the use of crystalline gems, and the Romans are credited with first employing diamonds-a metastable crystalline form of carbon-in jewelry. Such detailed history of crystals and how they evolved is discussed along with other important aspects. The book is useful for those who want to know the literature of crystal growth.

3. “Understanding Solid State Physics” by Sharon Ann Holgate

“Understanding Solid State Physics” Book Review: This book explains the basic physics principles of solid state physics to provide a firm grounding in the subject. It describes the technological applications of physics and emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of scientific research. After introducing students to solid state physics, the text examines the various ways in which atoms bond together to form crystalline and amorphous solids. It also describes the measurement of mechanical properties and the means by which the mechanical properties of solids can be altered or supplemented for particular applications. The final chapter addresses the magnetic properties of solids as well as applications of magnets and magnetism. The book is useful for undergraduate students who wish to gain a practical understanding of the basics of solid state physics.

4. “Semiconductors: Preparation, Crystal Growth, and Selected Properties: Volume 2 (Solid State Physics Literature Guides)” by T F Connolly

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“Semiconductors: Preparation, Crystal Growth, and Selected Properties: Volume 2 (Solid State Physics Literature Guides)” Book Review: This book provides a detailed literature of semiconductors and focuses on important aspects such as preparation, crystal growth and selected properties. It provides the basic grounding in the subject that is essential to further understand the advanced concepts. This book describes the principles behind the practices in order to provide an application based understanding of the subject matter. The unsolved problems help the students in applying the theory to practice and also in preparing for the exams. The book also contains examples in every chapter that illustrate the meaning of the theory. The book is useful for the graduate and undergraduate students who wish to understand the literature of semiconductors.

5. “Advances in Solid State Physics / Festkörperprobleme” by Reinhard Helbig

“Advances in Solid State Physics / Festkörperprobleme” Book Review: This book provides a complete and detailed study of various advanced aspects of solid state physics. The book contains contributions from researchers in solid state physics and provides case studies that help with practical and application based understanding of the subject matter. The book also contains examples and illustrations that make the learning easier. The unsolved problems help the readers to test their understanding of the topics. The book is useful for researchers and graduate students who want to understand the basic concepts and important principles of the physics of solid state.

6. “Symmetry Principles and Magnetic Symmetry in Solid State Physics (Graduate Student Series in Physics)” by S J Joshua

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“Symmetry Principles and Magnetic Symmetry in Solid State Physics (Graduate Student Series in Physics)” Book Review: This book provides an understanding of group theory and symmetry in solid state physics using a practical approach. The book uses concrete examples to aid understanding in the development of the basics of the subject. The book is divided into two parts. Part one introduces the reader to group theoretical techniques and applications via the extensive use of character tables. Each chapter includes a set of problems with hints and solutions. Part two deals with applications of group theory and the study of the symmetry properties of strongly magnetic crystals. The book is useful for senior undergraduate and graduate students.

7. “Ferroelectric Materials and Ferroelectricity (Solid State Physics Literature Guides)” by T F Connolly

“Ferroelectric Materials and Ferroelectricity (Solid State Physics Literature Guides)” Book Review: The book is a detailed study of Ferroelectric materials and ferroelectricity. It includes detailed solid state physics literature. The book provides comprehensive information on the availability, preparation and properties of inorganic solid-state research materials. The research papers included in the book impart a practical understanding of the subject matter. The book also includes relevant illustrations and pictures that help to provide an application based knowledge. The book is useful for anyone interested in learning the literature of ferroelectric materials and ferroelectricity.

8. “Advances in Solid State Physics” by Bernhard Kramer

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“Advances in Solid State Physics” Book Review: This book provides a researched study of advanced and technical concepts of solid state physics. It also discusses the latest developments in the subject. The book contains contributions from researchers in solid state physics and provides case studies that help with practical and application based understanding of the subject matter. The book also contains examples and illustrations that make the learning easier. The unsolved problems help the readers to test their understanding of the topics. The book is useful for researchers and graduate students who want to understand the basic concepts and important principles of the physics of solid state.

9. “Bibliography of Microwave Optical Technology (Solid State Physics Literature Guides)” by A F Harvey

“Bibliography of Microwave Optical Technology (Solid State Physics Literature Guides)” Book Review: This book is a comprehensive study of microwave engineering. It covers topics ranging from the evolving of the initial principles and techniques during the closing decade of the last century to a stage of ready availability of components, automation and accuracy of measurement, economical manufacturing methods, and application of sophisticated systems. It puts forward the latest scientific and technical advances and provides a multi-disciplinary approach. The book starts with the fundamentals of radiation and matter and goes on to include components and devices, amplification and generation, transmission, reception and processing of information and methods of measurement. The book is useful for those looking for detailed understanding of the subject.

10. “Applied Solid State Physics” by W Low

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“Applied Solid State Physics” Book Review: This book deals with different aspects of applied physics which are an important area for fundamental research. The courses were given by experts engaged in their respective fields. These review articles are intended to fill a gap between the many research papers that are appearing today in pure science on one hand and in applied science on the other hand. It is a bridge between these two. It aims at the specialist in applied physics, chemistry and engineering, working in these specialized fields, as well as at the graduate student, interested in solid solid state physics, chemistry and electrical engineering.

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