PHYS-310 / 5 credits

Teacher: Yazyev Oleg

Language: English


Summary

This course gives an introduction into Solid State Physics (crystal structure of materials, electronic and magnetic properties, thermal and electronic transport). The course material is at the level of Ashcroft & Mermin and is addressed to the 3rd year students in Physics.

Content

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Solid State Physics I

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Describe termal and vibrational properties of solids
  • Compute band structures using the tight-binding approximation
  • Compute trajectories in real and reciprocal space
  • Characterize magnetism
  • Characterize intrinsic and doped semiconductors
  • Describe superconductivity

Transversal skills

  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and exercises in class

Assessment methods

Written exam in English or French

Resources

Bibliography

Lecture notes available on the Moodle webpage

 

- N.W. Ashcroft and N.D. Mermin, Solid State Physics, Holt Saunders Int. Ed. 1976, Physique des Solides, EDP-Sciences 2002

 

- Ch. Kittel, Physique de l'état solide, Dunod 2005

Ressources en bibliothèque

Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

Solid State Physics III, IV

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Solid state physics II
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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