Definition of Solid-state physics

1. Noun. The branch of physics that studies the properties of materials in the solid state: electrical conduction in crystals of semiconductors and metals; superconductivity; photoconductivity.

Generic synonyms: Natural Philosophy, Physics

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Solid-state Physics

solid-state detector
solid-state device
solid-state physics (current term)
solid angle
solid angles
solid as a rock
solid body substance
solid breeder
solid emulsion
solid figure
solid geometry
solid ground
solid lesion of spleen
solid oedema
solid of revolution
solid phase

Literary usage of Solid-state physics

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1. A Physicist's Labour in War and Peace: Memoirs 1933-1999 by E. Walter Kellermann (2004)
"... Chapter 5 - New Ideas and a Breakthrough in Solid State Physics When Born was appointed 'Tait Professor of Natural Philosophy' in 1936 he was 54, ..."

2. Nuclear Legislation, Analytical Study Nuclear Legislation, Analytical Study by Nea (1999)
"It carries out research work on heavy ions in the fields of nuclear physics, nuclear chemistry and solid state physics. ..."

3. Opportunities In High Magnetic Field Science by National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"While these techniques have contributed to progress in solid-state physics and materials science, their development has also given rise to a community ..."

4. Nuclear Legislation: Analytical Study : Regulatory and Institutional by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2000)
"The Centre's main concerns include the development of high temperature reactors, nuclear fusion, basic nuclear research and solid state physics. e) GKSS ..."

5. Development of Mathematics in the 19th Century by Felix Klein, Robert Hermann (1979)
"is that the same material pops up again and again in many branches of science: solid state physics, chemistry, biology, combinatorics (via "Polya's ..."

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