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Plasma Physics and Chemistry of Solids Introductory remarks What characterizes the solid state? States of matter
Solids Quartz (SiO2) crystal Crystalline SiO2 Click for details about quartz Oxygen atom amorph Silicon atom glass Looks like “supercooled Liquid”
approximate Solution Crystalline solid The problem: > 1023 electrons experience Coulomb interaction regularly repeated arrangement of atoms Help:symmetry Quantum Mechanics Statistical Physics
Special relativity - lattice dynamics, thermal properties - metals, semiconductors, insulators - optical and dielectric properties, magnetic properties - superconductivity