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Solid state / condensed matter physics books

  1. Mar 14, 2016 #1
    Can you give the name of an excited book of solid state / condensed matter physics ( beside kittel and ashcroft ) ? a book than contains more talking about experimental rather than theory
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  3. Mar 15, 2016 #2


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    I'm not sure what an "excited book" of SS physics is, but look at the 54-volume series Advances in Solid State Physics in your university library. You will find chapters (sometimes entire volumes) on nearly every topic in SS physics, generally with what were the latest experimental results at the time the chapter was written.
  4. Mar 20, 2016 #3
    "The Oxford Solid State Basics" by Steven H. Simon is a fantastic book. There are 21 video lectures accompanying the book at https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/oxford-solid-state-basics

    But I wouldn't say the book places more emphasis on experiment than theory. They're interwoven nicely. The lecture notes (effectively a draft) that formed the book are available for free here - http://www-thphys.physics.ox.ac.uk/people/SteveSimon/condmat2012/LectureNotes2012.pdf
  5. Mar 22, 2016 #4
    Thank you.
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