Courses: Solid State Physics (PHYSB322001)

Spring 2011

Class Number: 1293
This course presents the physics of solids. Topics include crystal structure and diffraction, the reciprocal lattice and Brillouin zones, crystal binding, lattice vibrations and normal modes, phonon dispersion, Einstein and Debye models for the specific heat, the free electron model, the Fermi surface, electrons in periodic structures, the Bloch theorem and band structure. Additional topics are taken from semiclassical electron dynamics, semiconductors, superconductivity, 0-D (quantum dots), 1-D (quantum wires) and 2-D (graphene) structures and the microscopies used to investigate them. Lecture three hours and additional recitation sessions as needed. Alternates between Bryn Mawr and Haverford; 2010-11 at Bryn Mawr. Prerequisites: PHYS 214 and 306.
Prerequisites: PHYS 214 and 306.;

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1293



Taught By

Beckmann,Peter A.


Bryn Mawr, PK337

Meeting Times

MWF 9:00am-10:00am