PHYS 7635

PHYS 7635

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

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, topology, and mesoscopic physics. The focus is to enable graduate research at the current frontiers of condensed matter physics.

When Offered Fall.

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

Comments Undergraduates must take the course for a letter grade.

  • Upon completion of the course, skills the students will acquire include (but are not limited to) calculating band structures using tight binding models, calculating the positions and relative intensities of Bragg peaks for X-rays scattering experiments, performing simple calculations of transport coefficients such as conductivity, calculating phonon dispersion curves for different crystal structures, and calculating Berry phases in topological systems.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3695 PHYS 7635   LEC 001

    • MWF Clark Hall 294D
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Kim, E

  • 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.