CH 559 : Solid State Chemistry and its Applications


Diffraction techniques and the structure of solids; analysis of diffraction data. Crystal defects, nonstoichimetry and solid solutions. Structure of solid electrolytes, zeolites, conducting polymers and surfaces. Solid state transformations and reactions.

Electronic structure of solids: Fermi level, Bloch orbitals, energy bands, Brillouin zone. Electric and magnetic properties of solids: insulators, semiconductors, conductors and Fermi surfaces; superconductivity; polarization, refractive index, dielectrics and ferroelectrics; diamagnetism and paramagnetism; ferromagnetism, ferrimagnetism and antiferromagnetism. Molecular metals, phosphors and solid state lasers.

Text References

  1. C. Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, 6th edition, Wiley, 1991.
  2. A. R. West, Solid State Chemistry and Its Applications, Wiley, 1989.
  3. P. A. Cox, Electronic Structure and Chemistry of Solids, Oxford University Press, 1991.
  4. A. W. Adamson, Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, Wiley, 1990.
  5. H. V. Keer, Principles of the Solid State, Wiley Eastern, 1993.
  6. D. K. Chakrabarty, Solid State Chemistry, New Age International, 1996.
  7. A. Zangwill, Physics at Surfaces, Oxford University Press, 1988.