Solid State Physics: An Introduction to Principles of Materials Science by H. Ibach
This introduction to solid-state physics emphasizes both experimental and theoretical aspects of materials science. Three important areas of modern research are treated in particular detail: magnetism, superconductivity and semiconductor physics. Experimental aspects with examples taken from research areas or current interest are presented in the form of separate panels. This format should help to relate the theoretical concepts described in the text to important practical applications. Students should benefit from working through the problems related to each chapter.