Introduction to Solid State Physics and Crystalline Nanostructures

  • Giuseppe Iadonisi
  • Giovanni Cantele
  • Maria Luisa Chiofalo

Part of the UNITEXT for Physics book series (UNITEXTPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Giuseppe Iadonisi, Giovanni Cantele, Maria Luisa Chiofalo
    Pages 1-96
  3. Giuseppe Iadonisi, Giovanni Cantele, Maria Luisa Chiofalo
    Pages 97-264
  4. Giuseppe Iadonisi, Giovanni Cantele, Maria Luisa Chiofalo
    Pages 265-369
  5. Giuseppe Iadonisi, Giovanni Cantele, Maria Luisa Chiofalo
    Pages 371-507
  6. Giuseppe Iadonisi, Giovanni Cantele, Maria Luisa Chiofalo
    Pages 509-591
  7. Giuseppe Iadonisi, Giovanni Cantele, Maria Luisa Chiofalo
    Pages 593-672
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 673-685

About this book


This textbook provides conceptual, procedural, and factual knowledge on solid state and nanostructure physics. It is designed to acquaint readers with key concepts and their connections, to stimulate intuition and curiosity, and to enable the acquisition of competences in general strategies and specific procedures for problem solving and their use in specific applications. To these ends, a multidisciplinary approach is adopted, integrating physics, chemistry, and engineering and reflecting how these disciplines are converging towards common tools and languages in the field.

Each chapter discusses essential ideas before the introduction of formalisms and the stepwise addition of complications. Questions on everyday manifestations of the concepts are included, with reasoned linking of ideas from different chapters and sections and further detail in the appendices. The final section of each chapter describes experimental methods and strategies that can be used to probe the phenomena under discussion.

Solid state and nanostructure physics is constantly growing as a field of study where the fascinating quantum world emerges and otherwise imaginary things can become real, engineered with increasing creativity and control: from tinier and faster technologies realizing quantum information concepts, to understanding of the fundamental laws of Physics. Elements of Solid State Physics and of Crystalline Nanostructures will offer the reader an enjoyable insight into the complex concepts of solid state physics.


Correlations and Density Functional Theory Crystals and Nanosystems Structure Electronic Structure Elements of Continuum Mechanics Experimental Methods for Solid State Physics Lattice vibrations Nanosystems and Crystals Optical Properties Physics Materials Transport and Equilibrium Properties

Authors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Iadonisi
    • 1
  • Giovanni Cantele
    • 2
  • Maria Luisa Chiofalo
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze FisicheUniversità di Napoli "Federico II"NapoliItaly
  2. 2.via CinthiaUniversità di Napoli "Federico II"NapoliItaly
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2804-3
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2805-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7882
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7890
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