Solid-state physics is the study of rigid matter, or solids, through methods such as quantum mechanics, crystallography, electromagnetism, and metallurgy. It is the largest branch of condensed matter physics.

- Periodic arrays of atoms.
- Fundamental types of lattices.
- Index system for crystal planes.
- Simple crystal structures.
- Direct imaging of atomic structure.
- Non-ideal crystal structures.
- Diffraction of waves by crystals.
- Scattered wave amplitude.
- Brillouin zones.
- Fourier analysis of the basis.
- Quasi crystals.
- Crystals of inert gases.
- Ionic crystals.
- Covalent crystals.
- Metals.
- Hydrogen bonds.
- Analysis of elastic strains.
- Elastic compliance and stiffness constants.
- Elastic waves in cubic crystals.
- Vibrations of crystals with monatomic basis.
- Two atoms per primitive basis.
- Quantization of elastic waves.

- Phonon momentum.
- Inelastic scattering by phonons.
- Phonon.
- Heat capacity.
- Anharmonic crystal interactions.
- Thermal conductivity.
- Electronic heat capacity.
- Diffraction pattern, glasses.
- Amorphous ferromagnets and semiconductors.
- Low energy excitations in amorphous solids.
- Fiber optics.
- Lattice vacancies.
- Diffusion.
- Color centers.
- Shear strength of single crystals.
- Dislocations.
- Strength of alloys.
- Dislocations and crystal growth.
- Hardness of materials.

- Introduction to solid state physicsby Kittel, Charles

Published by : Wiley India Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788126535187

- Physics in a New Era : An Overviewby National Research Council, Physics Survey Overview Committee
- Fundamentals of Solid State Engineeringby Razeghi, M.

Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9780306475672