This book is a study of the theory of electrical and thermal conduction in metals, semiconductors, and insulators. The basic ideas of crystal lattice dynamics, electron zone structure, and transport theory are developed from first principles, and formulae for the macroscopic coefficients are deduced by self-contained mathematical arguments. Interpretation in terms of electronic structure, chemical purity, crystal structure, and crystal perfection is emphasized as a tool for further investigation but detailed discussion of individual means or alloys is avoided.
|Print publication date: 2001||Print ISBN-13: 9780198507796|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507796.001.0001|