PS 223

PS 223 Physical Theory of the Solid State (3 units)

This is a continuation of PS 222. The topics to be covered are semiconductor crystals, Fermi surfaces and metals, plasmons, polaritons, polarons, excitons, Kramers-Kronig relations, point defects, line defects, surface defects, volume defects and alloys.

Prerequisite: PS 222

Ashcroft, Neil W. & Mermin, N. D., Solid State Physics, Philadelphia: Saunders, 1976.
Ibach, Harald & Luth, Hans, Solid-State Physics: An Introduction to Principles of Materials Science 2nd Ed., Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1995.
Kittel, C., Introduction to Solid State Physics 7th Ed., John Wiley & Sons, 1995. (selected topics from Chapters 8 to 21)
Mihaly, Laszlo & Martin, Michael C., Solid State Physics: Problems and Solutions, Wiley, 1997.
Myers, H. P., Introductory Solid State Physics, London: Taylor & Francis, 1990.
Pettifor, David, Bonding and Structure of Molecules and Solids, New York: Oxford University Press Inc., 1995.