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Physics 564: Introduction To Solid State Physics II

 

Course Outline


The semiclassical theory of conduction in metals

Beyond the relaxation-time approximation

Beyond the independent electron approximation

Surface effects

Anharmonic effects in crystals

Phonons in metals

Dielectric properties of insulators

Plasmonics

Diamagnetism and paramagnetism

Electron interactions and magnetic structure

Magnetic ordering

Superconductivity

 

Organization

Lectures T Th 2:30 – 3:50

Homework (67%)

Final exam (33%)

Text: N Ashcroft and D. Mermin, Solid state physics

 

All information is representative only, and is likely to change from year to year.