PHYS 4454

PHYS 4454

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Introduction the physics of crystalline solids. Covers crystal structures; electronic states; lattice vibrations; and metals, insulators, and semiconductors. Computer simulations of the dynamics of electrons and ions in solids. Covers optical properties, magnetism, and superconductivity as time allows. The majority of the course addresses the foundations of the subject, but time is devoted to modern and/or technologically important topics such as quantum size effects. At the level of Introduction to Solid State Physics by Kittel or Solid State Physics by Ashcroft and Mermin.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PHYS 4443, AEP 3610, or CHEM 7930 highly desirable but not required.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: AEP 4500

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6419PHYS 4454  LEC 001

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  •  6420PHYS 4454  LAB 401

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