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Seminal Texts and Papers in Materials

General elementary texts that treat materials-related subjects well

Arthur B. Ellis, Margret J. Geselbracht, Brian J. Johnson, George C. Lisensky, William R. Robinson "Teaching General Chemistry: A Materials Science Companion" Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998.

David W. Oxtoby, Norman H. Nachtrieb, and Wade A. Freeman “Chemistry: Science of Change” 2nd Edition, Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, 1994. Chapters 20-23, 25-26.

Solid State/Crystallography/Band Theory/Devices

Anthony West, "Solid State Chemistry and Its Applications" John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1984.

S. M. Sze, "Physics of Semiconductor Devices" 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1981.

Robert F. Pierret, "Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals" Modular Series on Solid State Devices, V. 6, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2002.

F. Albert Cotton, "Chemical Applications of Group Theory" 3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1990.


Allen Bard and Larry Faulkner "Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications" 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2001.

Donald T. Sawyer, Andrzej Sobkowiak, Julian L. Roberts, “Electrochemistry for Chemists” 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1995.


C. B. Murray, C. R. Kagan, and M. G. Bawendi "Synthesis and Characterization of Monodisperse Nanocrystals and Close-Packed Nanocrystal Assemblies" Annu. Rev. Mater. Sci. 2000, 30, 545–610.

Organic Materials

Jean Roncali “Conjugated poly(thiophenes): synthesis, functionalization, and applications” Chem. Rev., 1992, 92, 711–738.

Serap Günes, Helmut Neugebauer, and Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci “Conjugated Polymer-Based Organic Solar Cells” Chem. Rev., 2007, 107, 1324–1338.

Hybrid Material Devices

Anders Hagfeldt and Michael Grätzel, “Molecular Photovoltaics” Acc. Chem. Res., 2000, 33, 269–277.