Solid State Chemistry: Advanced Edition is an expanded version of Solid State Chemistry: Student Edition. The advanced version of this classic textbook includes all of the material from the recently revised and updated Student Edition, with 250 pages of additional subject coverage to create a comprehensive course suitable for a more advanced audience.
The textbook provides the reader with an up-to-date account of the essential topics and recent developments in this exciting field of inorganic chemistry. All topics are introduced in a logical and coherent way and the text has been fully updated to include the latest developments and concepts. New material common to both the Student and Advanced Edition includes:
- New sections on crystallographic packages for 3D representation of crystal structures and computational methods for modeling structures, defects and properties.
- New material on carbon nanotubes and graphene, nanomaterials, zeolites, microporous solids, low dimensional structures, multiferroics, new laser systems, fibreoptic communications and non-linear optics.
- Expanded coverage of characterisation techniques (including new techniques in electron microscopy and scanning probe techniques), mechanical properties (including coverage of stress, strain, creep and thermal expansion effects), superconductivity and synthetic methods.
The Advanced Edition also includes up-to-date chapters on:
- Point groups, space groups and crystal structures, including coverage of quasicrystals
- Ternary phase diagrams
- Phase transitions
- Bioceramics, structural ceramics, cement and concrete, glasses and amorphous solids
- Nuclear industry materials, energy storage materials, solid state electrochemistry
The textbook is published in full colour throughout to aid comprehension, and problem sets are included to help the reader understand and apply the principles introduced throughout the text. Supplementary material is provided online, including solutions to the student exercises, PowerPoint slides of figures from the book and interactive crystal structures.
This Advanced Edition is aimed at graduate students and advanced undergraduates seeking a more detailed treatment beyond the level of an introductory undergraduate course. It will also prove invaluable as a desk reference for more experienced researchers in chemistry, physics or materials science, bringing together introductory and advanced topics in a single location and in a coherent fashion.