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Crystallography Applied to Solid State Physics

Ajit Ram Verma (Author) Onkarnath Srivastava (Author)

A course on crystallography is a necessary beginning for all solid state physics courses, since the student must have a clear concept of the crystallographic methods and principles before proceeding to learn the physics of solids. The present authors have earlier written the book entitled 'Crystallography for the Solid State Physics'. The book proved very popular with the students and reviewers also highly commended the book, (e.g. one of the reviewers termed it as a treasure chest of knowledge in crystallography). However, it has been felt that solid state physics component in the earlier book was rather too little in content. The present book is an attempt to enlarge this content so as to provide solid state portion its due share. To accomplish this the already existing chapters on solid state have been enlarged and some new chapters have been added. The book is intended to serve as an introductory text for all graduate and undergraduate students whose eventual aim is to specialise in solid state physics.

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About the authors

Ajit Ram Verma

is the ex-Director of the National Physical Laboratory, India. He did his post-graduation from Allahabad University, received the PhD and DSc from the University of London. He has taught and carried out research at the University of Delhi and Banaras Hindu University. Author of "Crystal Growth and Dislocations" and "Polymorphism and Polytypism in Crystals" and about hundred research papers. He is fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Sciences and Indian Academy of Sciences and recipient of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Memorial Award for 1964 for his outstanding work in Physical Sciences. He was Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow during 1982 to 1984. Presently he is a CSIR Emeritus Scientist at the National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi.

Onkarnath Srivastava

is a Professor of physics (Material Sciences) in the Centre of Advanced Studies at Banaras Hindu University. He has been a US Atomic Energy Post-doctoral Fellow at Cornell University during 1965-68. He has more than 100 research publications to his credit. In recent years he has carried out research in Energy, Quasicrystalline and High Temperature Superconducting Materials in relation to their structural characteristics and correlation with physical properties. CSIR conferred on him S.S. Bhatnagar Memorial Award for the year 1988 for his outstanding work in Physical Sciences.

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Title Crystallography Applied to Solid State Physics
Format Softcover
Date published: 26.12.2012
Edition 2nd. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788122403213
length 480p.,