NANO 503 Introduction to Solid State Physics

Description of simple physical models which account for electrical conductivity and thermal properties of solids. Basic crystal lattice structure, X-ray diffraction and dispersion curves for phonons and electrons in reciprocal space. Energy bands, Fermi surfaces, metals, insulators and semiconductors, superconductivity and ferromagnetism.



Cross Listed Courses

EE 503, MT 503, PEP 503


Graduate Student or At Least Junior


Department of Physics Electrical Engineering Program Materials Science and Engineering Program

Typically Offered Periods

Spring Semester Summer Session 1