Solid State Physics Ii
Solid State Physics provides the basis for the most
important technological advances of the 20th century. It also
provides a wide range of opportunities to ‘see’ the effects of Quantum Physics
in action. Specific topics include:
electron model of metals, Bloch states and energy bands, reciprocal space and
the Fermi surface, electron dynamics, Landau levels, crystal structure,
Brillouin zones, elementary diffraction theory, bonding, cohesive processes,
impurity states, impurity conductivity, lattice vibration, monatomic and
diatomic chain, acoustic and optic phonons, Einstein and Debye models,
dielectric effects, basics of superconductivity.
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
the end of the course, the students should be able to:
Explain behavior of
electrons in metals and semiconductors, superconductivity, magnetic and optical
properties of materials.
associated with major topics in solid state physics using a variety of
Discuss a detailed treatment of the quantum
theory of solids.
Discuss the foundation theory of solid state