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Chemical Bonding in Condensed Phases

Wai-Kee Li, Gong-Du Zhou, and Thomas Chung Wai Mak

in Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216949
eISBN:
9780191711992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216949.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

This chapter starts off with the classification of solids, then discusses the various types of bonding or interaction in solids, including ionic bonding, metallic bonding, covalent bonding (band ... More


Physics on a human scale

A. J. Leggett

in The Problems of Physics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211241
eISBN:
9780191706837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211241.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter argues that the widespread notion that the discipline of condensed matter physics is devoted to deriving the properties of complex many-body systems from that of their atomic-level ... More


Electronic Structure and Magnetism

Jürgen Kübler

in Theory of Itinerant Electron Magnetism, 2nd Edition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192895639
eISBN:
9780191915833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895639.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The fundamental magnetic properties of iron, cobalt, and nickel are the center of interest, beginning with historical attempts and Stoner’s theory. Stoner susceptibility is derived in a modern way by ... More


Orbital Approach to the Electronic Structure of Solids

Enric Canadell, Marie-Liesse Doublet, and Christophe Iung

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199534937
eISBN:
9780191774935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534937.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book provides an intuitive yet sound understanding of how structure and properties of solids may be related. The natural link is provided by the band theory approach to the electronic structure ... More


Electronic structure and band theory

Mark Geoghegan and Georges Hadziioannou

in Polymer Electronics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199533824
eISBN:
9780191774997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533824.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter introduces the concept of energy bands in polymers, with reference to the theory of Su, Schrieffer, and Heeger; and elaborates on the differences between band theory in polymer ... More


Metallic Compounds

Mark Ladd

in Bonding, Structure and Solid-State Chemistry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198729945
eISBN:
9780191818783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729945.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Chapter 5 is devoted to the properties of the metallic bond and semiconductors. The Drude–Lorentz free-electron model is discussed together with its applications. The Hall effect demonstrates the ... More


Historical Account of the LCAO Method

Wai-yim Ching and Paul Rulis

in Electronic Structure Methods for Complex Materials: The orthogonalized linear combination of atomic orbitals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199575800
eISBN:
9780191740992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575800.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

In this chapter a historical account of the development of the OLCAO method is given, starting from the early days of the band theory of solids. The starting point is the traditional LCAO method with ... More


Atoms, Molecules and Solids

Nicholas Manton and Nicholas Mee

in The Physical World: An Inspirational Tour of Fundamental Physics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198795933
eISBN:
9780191837111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795933.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Chapter 9 presents an introductory overview of quantum chemistry and solid state physics. First, the Periodic Table is examined in terms of atomic structure, electron orbitals and the shell model. ... More


Quantum Theory for Chemical Applications: From Basic Concepts to Advanced Topics

Jochen Autschbach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190920807
eISBN:
9780197508350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190920807.001.0001
Subject:
Chemistry, Quantum and Theoretical Chemistry

‘Quantum Theory for Chemical Applications (QTCA): From basic concepts to advanced topics’ is an introduction to quantum theory for students and practicing researchers in chemistry, chemical ... More


Basic concepts

Jean-Pierre Launay and Michel Verdaguer

in Electrons in Molecules: From Basic Principles to Molecular Electronics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198814597
eISBN:
9780191852411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814597.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The electronic structure of molecules is described, starting from qualitative Molecular Orbital (MO) theory. After the case of simple atoms and molecules, one treats molecular solids and develops the ... More


Quantum behaviour

Adrian P Sutton

in Concepts of Materials Science

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192846839
eISBN:
9780191938764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192846839.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The identity and size of atoms is explicable only in quantum physics. The double slit experiment illustrates the wave-particle duality of light and of matter. To describe quantum interference the ... More


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