Cazaux presents readers with a comprehensive examination of the theory and applications of contemporary solid-state physics
, covering both the microscopic composition of solids and their macroscopic electrical, optical, and thermal properties.
He takes examples from the contemporary energy arena to teach modern and solid-state physics
to students with elementary college physics and related college-level mathematics, chemistry, and computer science.
In addition to engineers and designers in optical waveguides and fiber optics, they suggest that researchers and advanced students in related fields such as solid-state physics
and chemistry might be interested.
Striving for a new low in solid-state physics
, researchers have chilled the nuclei of rhodium atoms to a temperature of 280 picokelvins (pK), just barely above absolute zero.
Here he shows how the combination of electrostatics and solid-state physics
that he worked on theoretically, can be used to analyze inharmonious nanoparticle matter in optical metrology for photovoltaics, thin films, organic LEDs, and other applications he has run into in the business world.
This text provides instruction to an audience already familiar with solid-state physics
on how to calculate electronic, optical, and transport properties of semiconductor heterostructures, covering both theoretical and computational aspects.
But researchers who study optical effects are now turning to solid-state physics
for fresh ideas, and in doing so they have found that recent theories about electrical conductivity in microscopic wires provide surprising new information about laser speckle patterns.
There is too much electronics for chemists to follow and too much chemistry for electronic engineers to follow, he confesses, and he treats both of them, along with solid-state physics
, rather superficially but loads them down with heavy mathematics and weird organic structures.
The terms and definitions are taken from general physics, quantum mechanics, material science and technology, mathematics, information theory, organic and inorganic chemistry, solid-state physics
, biology, nano- and optoelectronics, molecular electronics, spintronics, nano-fabrication and nano-manufacturing, bioengineering, and quantum processing of information.
It involves most of the important unsolved problems in solid-state physics
, all realized in one material.
, fluidics, and analytical techniques in micro- and nanotechnology, 3d ed.
To understand this section, some familiarity with elementary quantum mechanics and elementary solid-state physics