Advanced Solid State Physics-25234

Office Hours:         Sundays         9:30 – 10:20    

                             Tuesdays        9:30 – 10:20

Assistants:           To be announced

Course Sched.:    Saturdays  hh:mm – hh:mm   Room # Barghx

                              Mondays  hh:mm – hh:mm   Room # Bargh x

 Textbook (theme): C. Kittle, Introduction to Solid State Physics, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 8th ed., 2005.

Suppl. Text.: N. W. Ashcroft and N. David Mermim, “Solid State Physics,” Holt Rinehart Winston, 1986. S. Wang, “Fundamentals of Semiconductor Theory and Device Physics,” Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 1989.

Course Outlines:

  1. Crystal Structure and Reciprocal Lattice.
  2. Atomic Bonding, and Crystal Types.
  3.  Acoustics and Phonons.
  4.  Thermal Properties of Solids.
  5.  Atomic Structure.
  6.  Free-electron Theory.
  7.  The Band Theory of Electronic Conduction.
  8.  Fermi surfaces and metals.
  9.  Semiconductor Fundamentals and pn junction.
  10.  Plasmons, Polariton, Polarons.
  11. Principles of Dielectric and Optical Properties.
  12. Principles of Superconductivity and characteristic properties.

Grading:       HWs:                            12%

(Tentative)     Quizzes:                      14%

                       Midterm:                    32%

                       Final Exam:                42%

                       Project:                       xx