Conductors, Semiconductors, Superconductors

An Introduction to Solid-State Physics

  • Rudolf P. Huebener

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  13. Back Matter
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About this book


This compact undergraduate textbook provides a concise yet thorough introduction to the fundamentals of solid-state physics, while also briefly discussing the historical context surrounding key scholars in the field. The vivid explanations and unique didactic approach adopted in the book aim to generate interest in these subjects while also serving as a motivating primer and supporting companion for studying more detailed and advanced textbooks in solid-state physics. The book is also suitable as a quick refresher for students preparing for examinations.

The third edition features many extensions, including an up-to-date discussion of topological materials, a rapidly developing area at the forefront of solid-state physics. Primarily concentrating on the electric and magnetic properties of materials, the book will benefit undergraduate students in the fields of physics, materials science, and electrical engineering.


Meissner-Ochsenfeld Effect Josephson Effect Josephson Electronics High-Tempeature Superconductors Topological Materials Quantum Physics Quantum Statistics Fermi Surface Ballistic phonons Landau theory Quantum Hall effect Quantum wires and quantum dots Semiconductors introduction Textbook semiconductors Textbook superconductors

Authors and affiliations

  • Rudolf P. Huebener
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  1. 1.Physikalisches InstitutUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany

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