Courses: Solid State Physics (PHYSB522001)

Fall 2013

Class Number: 1398
This course presents the physics of solids and nanomaterials. 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 nanoscale structures (0-D nanodots, 1-D nanowires, and 2-D thin films), nanomagnetism, spintronics, superconductivity, and experimental methods for fabrication and characterization of nanomaterials. Lecture three hours and additional recitation sessions as needed. Prerequisites: PHYS B201 and PHYS B214 and B306. Haverford: Natural Science (NA)

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1398NA


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Taught By

Cheng,Xuemei May


Bryn Mawr, PK337

Meeting Times

MW 2:30pm-4:00pm