PH4813/6813 - Solid State Physics

Catalog Data

Three hours lecture. Crystal structure, crystal diffraction and the reciprocal lattice, crystal binding, free electron gas, energy bands, and semiconductors.

Prerequisites By Topic

PH 3613


Investigations into topics of solid state physics in terms of structures, Quantum Mechanics, and energy relationships.

Topics Covered

  1. Crystal Structure
  2. Diffraction of Waves
  3. Crystal Binding
  4. Review of Quantum Mechanics
  5. Free Electron Gas
  6. Energy Bands
  7. Semiconductors