The book has been designed as a textbook for graduate and postgraduate students of physics, material science, and engineering. This is the third edition of the textbook, that is updated to reflect recent works in the field. In this edition, some new topics have been introduced while some of the existing topics like phonons, Drude –Lorentz model, Fermi levels, electrons, and holes, etc. are modified. Moreover, the book has complete information on semiconductor devices like tunnel diode, Gunn diode, photodiode, photoconductive diode, varactor diode, solar cell, LED, semiconductor lasers, and semiconductor detectors. All the chapters have been supplemented by solved and unsolved examples. Some of the chapters illustrate areas of current interest in solid-state physics to give the student practical working knowledge of the subject text in a simple and lucid manner. There is a fair amount of detail in the examples and derivations given in the text. Each section of the book has exercises to reinforce the concepts, and problems have been added at the end of each chapter. The detailed coverage and pedagogical tools make this an ideal textbook for students and researchers enrolled in graduate and postgraduate courses of physics, material science, and engineering.
Dr. Vimal Kumar Jain, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, received his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 1977. He is a former Professor and Head of Physics Department at Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak. He was also a Professor of Applied Science in P.D.M.College of Engineering, Bahadurgarh, Professor and Head of ECE Department, Vidya College of Engineering, Meerut and Professor of Physics, IIMT Engineering College Meerut. Dr. Jain was also a Visiting Professor at Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has been working in the field of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and published four review articles and more than hundred research papers in National and International Journals. Dr. Jain has supervised the research work of several M.Phil. and Ph.D. students and worked on various sponsored research projects. He has also authored books on Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy, Classical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics.
Dr. Vimal Kumar Jain，亞歷山大·馮·洪堡獎學金得主，於1977年在印度理工學院坎普爾分校獲得博士學位。他曾是羅塔克的馬哈希·達揚德大學物理系的前教授和系主任。他還曾是巴哈杜爾加爾的P.D.M.工程學院應用科學教授，米魯特的維迪亞工程學院電子與通信工程系主任，以及米魯特的IIMT工程學院物理學教授。Jain博士還曾是巴西里約熱內盧聯邦大學物理學研究所的訪問教授。他一直從事電子顯磁共振領域的研究，並在國內外期刊上發表了四篇綜述文章和一百多篇研究論文。Jain博士指導了多名碩士和博士研究生的研究工作，並參與了多個贊助研究項目。他還撰寫了有關原子和分子光譜學、古典力學和量子力學的書籍。