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Adopting a unique approach, this textbook meets the long-felt need for convincing concepts to describe amorphous solids. It replaces vague notions of amorphous materials as disordered crystalline solids with the well-founded concept of ideal amorphous solids.
X-ray optics is undergoing a renaissance, which may be paralleled to that experienced by visible-light optics following the invention of the laser. The associated surge of activity in "coherent" x-ray optics has been documented in this monograph, the first of its type in the field.
Electronic Structure Methods for Complex Materials: The orthogonalized linear combination of atomic orbitals
This book details the application of the OLCAO method for calculating the properties of solids from fundamental principles to a wide array of material systems. The method specializes in large and complex models and is able to compute a variety of useful properties including electronic, optical, and spectroscopic properties.
An overview of the physics of condensed matter systems, written in a clear, pedagogic style with extensive examples of real-world systems. Serves as a course text as well as an essential reference for students and researchers.
By P.A. Cox
Shows how the electronic structures and properties of solids can be described in terms familiar to chemists. This book contains topics such as metal-insulator transitions, low-dimensional solids and 'molecular metals', and the properties of surfaces. It is for undergraduate students with a reasonable grounding in inorganic and physical chemistry.