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76 Solid-State Physics

Includes condensed matter physics, crystallography, and superconductivity. For related information see also 33 Electronics and Electrical Engineering; and 36 Lasers and Masers.


Solid-State Physics – The study of the physical structure and properties of solid matter, including electrical conduction in metal crystals and semiconductors, superconductivity, and photoconductivity. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

NASA Interest

Exhaustive Interest : All facets of solid-state physics and the solid-state effects in electrical and electronic devices as they relate to aeronautics, astronautics, and aerospace sciences.

Selective Interest : Commercial applications of solid-state physics that might have a potential for use in aerospace applications.

Negative Interest : Solid-state physics with no application to aerospace science.


Input Subjects of Specific Interest

  • acceptors (solid state)
  • band structure of solids
  • condensed matter physics
  • conductivity (solid state)
  • critical field curves of superconducting materials
  • critical temperatures of superconducting materials
  • crystal defects
  • crystal growth (general)
  • crystal structure (semiconductors)
  • crystallography
  • dielectric materials properties
  • donors (solid state)
  • electrical transport properties in solids
  • electron energy bands
  • electron motion in conductors
  • electron paramagnetic resonance (solid state)
  • energy gaps in semiconductors
  • epitaxy
  • holes (electron deficiencies)
  • lattice vibrations
  • liquid crystals
  • Mossbauer effect
  • piezoelectricity
  • radiation effects in semiconductors
  • semiconductor materials
  • solid state physics
  • solidification (solid state)
  • superconducting materials
  • superconductivity (theory)
  • thermoelectric materials
  • thin films (theory, deposition and growth)