MSE 241

Materials Science and Engineering 241
Physics of Solids

Course Outline

  1. Crystal Structure
  2. Reciprocal Lattice
  3. Crystal Binding and Elastic Constants
  4. Crystal Vibrations
  5. Thermal Properties
  6. Free Electron Fermi Gas
  7. Energy Bands
  8. Semiconductor Crystals
  9. Fermi Surfaces and Metals
  10. Plasmons, Polaritons and Polarons
  11. Optical Properties and Excitons
  12. Superconductivity

References

  • Charles Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics 7th Edition, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1996