PS 118: Introduction to Solid State Physics, Lecture

Course Number and Title: PS 118 (Introduction to Solid State Physics, Lecture)
Date Revised: Oct. 8, 2010
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisite: PS 197
 

Course Description:
This 3-unit lecture course introduces students to the field of solid state physics. Topics include crystal structures and defects, crystal binding, reciprocal lattice, Brillouin zones, free electron gas, Bloch's theorem, Kronig-Penney potential, energy bands, Fermi surfaces and metals, superconductivity, electronic and optical processes in materials, processing and characterization of semiconductors, surfaces and interfaces, and an introduction to nanostructures.
 

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