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Conductors, Semiconductors, Superconductors

An Introduction to Solid State Physics

  • Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of solid state physics

  • Concentrates on the electronic and magnetic properties of materials

  • Also describes the key people in the field and their historic context

  • Updated and expanded to reflect the latest developments in the field

  • Written for students in the fields of physics, materials science, electronic engineering, and general science


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Rudolf P. Huebener
    Pages 1-13
  3. Rudolf P. Huebener
    Pages 15-33
  4. Rudolf P. Huebener
    Pages 35-47
  5. Rudolf P. Huebener
    Pages 49-57
  6. Rudolf P. Huebener
    Pages 59-72
  7. Rudolf P. Huebener
    Pages 73-96
  8. Rudolf P. Huebener
    Pages 97-116
  9. Rudolf P. Huebener
    Pages 117-146
  10. Rudolf P. Huebener
    Pages 147-162
  11. Rudolf P. Huebener
    Pages 163-181
  12. Rudolf P. Huebener
    Pages 205-220
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 221-237

About this book


This undergraduate textbook provides an introduction to the fundamentals of solid state physics, including a description of the key people in the field and the historic context. The book concentrates on the electric and magnetic properties of materials. It is written for students up to the bachelor level in the fields of physics, materials science, and electric engineering. Because of its vivid explanations and its didactic approach, it can also serve as a motivating pre-stage and supporting companion in the study of the established and more detailed textbooks of solid state physics. The textbook is suitable for a quick repetition prior to examinations.
This second edition is extended considerably by detailed mathematical treatments in many chapters, as well as extensive coverage of magnetic impurities.


Ballistic phonons Fermi surface Josephson effect Landau theory Quantum Hall effect Quantum statistics Quantum wires and quantum dots Semiconductors introduction Textbook semiconductors Textbook superconductors Topological insulators

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Physikalisches InstitutUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany

About the authors

Prof. em. Rudolf Huebener earned his PhD in physics from the University of Marburg. After holding research positions at Karlsruhe and New York he worked 12 years at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, USA. In 1974 he accepted a professorship at the University of Tubingen. For his scientific achievements Rudolf Huebener was awarded the Max Planck Research Prize in 1992.

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