PHYS 4500 Solid-state Physics

3 hours; 3 credits

Structure of crystals; x-ray, electron, and neutron diffraction; specific heat and lattice vibrations; alloys, ionic crystals, dielectrics; free-electron theory of metals; band theory of solids; insulators and semiconductors; pn junctions; diamagnetism, paramagnetism and ferromagnetism.

Prerequisite: Physics 4300 [62.6].


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