From the Back Cover
* New chapter on Synthetic Methods, covering solid state, precursor, chemie douce, intercalation, gas phase and other methods.
* New and expanded coverage of fullerenes, solid solutions, superconductivity, ionic conductivity, diamond films, armphous silicon, electrochromic displays, solid oxide fuel cells.
* Many new examples, and increased number of student problems; worked answers available to course lecturers and tutors.
Basic Solid State Chemistry, Second Edition is suitable for students taking a first course in solid state chemistry.
Reviews of the First Edition:
"Professor West is to be congratulated on producing a text at the right level and with the right approach to render it an ideal course book for undergraduate studies in Solid State Chemistry and Materials Science." Acta Crystallographica, (1990), B46, 447
"This book is clearly produced with excellent diagrams and well labelled figures." Chemistry in Britain, March 1989 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.