PHY 401 Solid State Physics

Principles of crystallography; crystal structure; reciprocal space; crystalline defects. Lattice dynamics; phonon statistics and lattice specific heats. Thermal conduction. Electrons in metals; classical and quantized free electron theory. Band theory of solids. Dynamics of electron motion. Superconductivity. Semiconductors. Dielectric and magnetic properties of solids. 

Credits:

3

Hours

3

Requirement Designation

Regular Liberal Arts

Offered

Fall-Spring

Prerequisite

PHY 300 and MAT 226.