Transition Metals and Compounds

  • Eleftherios N. EconomouEmail author
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


The lattice structure, the bond length, the cohesive energy, and the bulk modulus across each of the three rows of the transition metals are presented. The role of the Coulomb repulsion vs. the width of the d band is examined and its relation to magnetic properties is pointed out. Band structure calculations are performed usually by the APW or the KKR methods (if accuracy is sought) or by LCAO if simplicity is asked for. Among the important compounds of transition metals are the perovskites, the ceramic high Tc superconductors, and the oxides.


Fermi Surface Cohesive Energy Primitive Cell Band Structure Calculation Elemental Transition Metal 
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Further Reading

  1. References to the books of Ashcroft & Mermin [SS75], Papaconstantopoulos [SS81], and, especially, Harrison [SS76], in connection with specific topics, were given in the text of this chapter.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) Department of PhysicsUniversity of CreteHeraklionGreece

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