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An introduction to crystal structures
Body-centred and primitive structures
Lattices and unit cells
Crystalline solids
Lattice Energy

Physical methods for characterizing solids
X-ray Diffraction
Powder Diffraction
Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction
Neutron Diffraction
Electron Microscopy
Scanning Probe Microscopy, SPM
Atomic Force Microscopy, AFM
X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy, XAS
Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Thermal Analysis
Temperature Programmed Reduction, TPR
Other Techniques

Synthesis of solids
High temperature ceramic methods
Microwave synthesis
Combustion synthesis
High pressure methods
Chemical vapour deposition (CVD)
Preparing single crystals
Synthesis of Nanomaterials
Choosing a method

Bonding in solids and their electronic properties
Bonding in solids - free electron theory
Bonding in solids - molecular orbital theory
Semiconductors - Si and Ge
Bands in compounds - Gallium Arsenide
Bands in d-block compounds - transition metal monoxides
Classical Modelling

Defects and non-stoichiometry
Point Defects - an introduction
Defects and their concentration
Ionic conductivity in solids
Solid Electrolytes
Applications of solid electrolytes
Colour Centres
Non-stoichiometric compounds
Extended defects
Three-dimensional defects
Electronic properties of non-stoichiometric oxides

Microporous and Mesoporous solids
Other microporous framework structures
Mesoporous structures
New materials
Clay minerals

Optical properties of solids
The interaction of light with atoms
Absorption and emission of radiation in continuous solids
Photonic Crystals
Metamaterials - 'cloaks of invisibility'

Magnetic and Electrical Properties
Magnetic susceptibility
Paramagnetism in metal complexes
Ferromagnetic metals
Ferromagnetic compounds - chromium dioxide
Antiferromagnetism - transition metal monoxides
Ferrimagnetism - ferrites
Spiral Magnetism
Giant, Tunnelling, and Colossal Magnetoresistance
Electrical polarisation
Piezoelectric crystals
The Ferroelectric Effect

Conventional superconductors
High temperature superconductors
Uses of high-temperature superconductors

Nanostructures and solids with low-dimensional properties
Consequences of the nanoscale
Low-dimensional and nano-structural carbon
Carbon-based conducting polymers
Non-carbon nanoparticles
Non-carbon nanofilms and nanolayers
Non-carbon nanotubes, nanorods and nanowires

About the Author

Lesley E. Smart and Elaine A. Moore are with the Department of Chemistry and Analytical Sciences at The Open University, UK.


"Smart and Moore are engaging writers, providing clear explanations for concepts in solid-state chemistry from the atomic/molecular perspective. The fourth edition is a welcome addition to my bookshelves. ... What I like most about Solid State Chemistry is that it gives simple clear descriptions for a large number of interesting materials and correspondingly clear explanations of their applications. Solid State Chemistry could be used for a solid state textbook at the third or fourth year undergraduate level, especially for chemistry programs. It is also a useful resource for beginning graduate students in materials chemistry, physics and engineering programs, and for materials researchers at all levels of experience."
-Mary Anne White, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, Journal of Materials Education Vol. 35, 2013

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