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Electrons and Phonons: The Theory of Transport Phenomena in Solids

J.M. Ziman


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.

Keywords: electrical conduction, thermal conduction, electron zone structure, transport theory, crystal lattice dynamics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780198507796
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507796.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J.M. Ziman, author
University of Bristol