This paper surveys solid-state physics from the user's point of view. The survey begins with a brief review of atomic theory. After a model of a single atom is established, combinations which introduce solid bonding, crystallinity, and energy-bond concepts are reviewed. Electrical conduction is reviewed and the differences between metals, insulators, and semiconductors discussed. The introduction of local defects (impurities) is then studied and the p-n junction established.

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    • From: Automotive Electronics, SAE SP-388, 3-13, February 1974; SAE Paper No. 740009.
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    Society of Automotive Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Olmstead, J A
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

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  • Accession Number: 00264210
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Paper No. 740009
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1974 12:00AM