PHYS 4454

PHYS 4454

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

Introduction to the physics of crystalline solids. Covers crystal structures; diffraction; electronic states and density functional theory; lattice vibrations; and metals, insulators, and semiconductors. 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 Highly recommended prerequisite: PHYS 4443, AEP 3620, or CHEM 7930.

Distribution Category (PBS-AS, PHS-AS)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: AEP 4500AEP 5502

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3687 PHYS 4454   LEC 001

    • TR Clark Hall 294D
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Muller, D

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

  •  3688 PHYS 4454   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person