Contemporary Concepts of Condensed Matter Science is a series of volumes edited by E. Burstein, M. L. Cohen, D. L. Mills, and P. J. Stiles. Volume 2 of this series is titled Conceptual Properties of Materials, A Standard Model for Ground- and Excited-State Properties, editied by S. G. Louie and M. L. Cohen. I have a chapter in this book called "Electron Transport."
Contemporary Concepts of Condensed Matter Science is dedicated to clear expositions of the concepts underlying experimental, theoretical and computational developments, new phenomena and probes at the advancing frontiers of the rapidly evolving sub-fields of condensed matter science.  The term "condensed matter science" is central, because the boundaries between condensed matter physics, condensed matter chemistry, material science and biomolecular science are disappearing.

              The overall goal of each volume in the Series is to provide the reader with an intuitively clear discussion of the underlying concepts and insights that are the "driving force" for the high profile major developments of the sub-field, while providing only the amount of theoretical, experimental and computational detail, data, and results that would be needed for the reader from whatever field to gain a conceptual understanding of the subject. 

 My Chapter, "Electron Transport" (pp. 165-218) is an overview of many aspects of electron transport in real 3d metals and semiconductors.  It has the following sections:
1. Introduction
2. Conductivity
3. Conductance vs. Conductivity: the Point Contact
4. Kubo and Other Formulas
5. Supercurrent and Andreev Reflection
6. Bloch-Boltzmann Theory
7. Kondo Effect and Resistivity Minimum in Metals
8. Dirty Fermi Liquids and Intrinsically Diffusive States
9. Weak Localization and Quantum Corrections
10. Neutron, Photoemission, and Infrared Spectroscopies
11. Semiconductors and the Metal/Insulator Transition
12. Coulomb Blockade
13. Coulomb Gap

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