This course will cover advanced topics in solid state physics including band structure, electron dynamics and conduction, semiconductors, optical properties, dielectric properties, ferroelectrics, diamagnetism, paramagnetism, magnetic ordering, and superconductivity.
Introductory graduate-level solid state physics; please seek consent of instructor if unsure.
Three lectures per week.
Course grades will be determined from homework (25%), a midterm exam (35%), and a final exam (40%).
This course has weekly homework assignments. Due to the short length of the quarter, it is imperative that students keep up with the homework.
Collaboration on homework assignments is allowed and encouraged.
There will be one mid-term exam and one final exam.
(1) Neil W. Ashcroft and N. David Mermin, Solid State Physics, ISBN: 0-03-083993-9
(2) C. Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th edition, ISBN: 0-471-41526-X
In addition to the required textbooks for this course, the following references may be useful:
(1) C. Kittel and H. Kroemer, Thermal Physics, Freeman and Company, 1980.
(2) B. G. Streetman, Solid State Electronic Devices, Prentice Hall, 1990.
(3) D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Prentice Hall, 1995.
(4) L. Solymar and D. Walsh, Electrical Properties of Materials, Oxford Univ. Press, 1998.
(5) J. M. Ziman, Principles of the Theory of Solids, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1972.
(6) Michael P. Marder, Condensed Matter Physics, John Wiley, 2000.
(7) H. Ibach and H. Lüth, Solid-State Physics, Springer, 1995.
(8) S. Datta, Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2005.