Transition metal oxides form a series of compounds with a uniquely wide range of electronic properties. They have important applications as dielectrics, semiconductors, and metals, and as materials for magnetic and optical uses. The recent discovery of high-temperature superconductors has brought the attention of a wide scientific community to this area, and has highlighted the problems involved in trying to understand transition metal oxides. The present book is not primarily about high Tc superconductors, although their properties are discussed in the final section. The main aim is to describe the varied electronic behavior shown by transition metal oxides, and to discuss the different types of theoretical models that have been proposed to interpret it. It is intended to provide an introduction to this fascinating and complex field, at a level suitable for graduate students and other research workers with a background in solid-state chemistry or physics.
'a sure footed and convincing guide ... Tony Cox's prose is beguilingly fluent, and reminds us that the art of explaining complex matters to a wider audience remains one of the most elusive, as well as rewarding, of the arcane skills of academia.'
Times Higher Education Supplement
'the book can be recommended for all whose work is concerned with the structure and properties of solids ... the many literature references provide an excellent starting point for more advanced reading in this area'
Jürgen Köhler, Angewandte Chemie, 32/2 1993
`This book provides an introduction to the fascinating area of uniquely wide range of electronic properties, at a level suitable for graduate students and other research workers with a background in the field.'
Zeitschrift für Kristallographie
Introduction: Scope and plan of the book; Chemical aspects; Structural principles; Electronic classification; Models of electronic stucture: Ionic models; Cluster models; Band theory; Intermediate models; Insulating oxides: do compounds; Other closed-shell oxides; Transition metal impurities; Magnetic insulators; Defects and semiconduction: Electronic carrier properties; The point-defect model; Carrier binding energies and spectroscopy; Transition to
the metallic state; Metallic oxides: Simple metals; Electron correlation and magnetic anomalies; Lattice interactions; Superconductivity; Index.
Series: INTERNATIONAL SERIES OF MONOGRAPHS ON CHEMISTRY
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 4th May 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.8
Weight (kg): 0.45