PHYS 7635

PHYS 7635

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

Survey of the physics of solids starting with crystal structures and the band theory of electrons and phonons. Selected topics from semiconductors, magnetism, superconductivity, spin liquids, disordered materials, topolgy, and mesoscopic physics. The focus is to enable graduate research at the current frontiers of condensed matter physics.  In addition to the course lectures, students are expected to attend either the LASSP/AEP seminar at 12:20 pm on Tuesdays or the weekly research seminar for their home department.  An optional study hall/homework section will be held 2-3 pm on Thursdays.  

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: good undergraduate solid-state physics course (e.g., PHYS 4454), undergraduate statistical mechanics, and familiarity with graduate-level quantum mechanics.

Comments Undergraduates must take the course for letter grade.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4636PHYS 7635  LEC 001

    • MWFClark Hall 294D
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Ramshaw, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Students unable to enroll in open class components during their pre-enroll window can join the waitlist at www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist. Students will be placed in available spots prior to the start of classes when possible.