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2015-2016 Catalog

PHYS 424 Solid State Physics

The fundamental aspects of solid state phenomena and the basic quantum physics needed to understand these phenomena. Topics include the basic principles of quantization and matter waves; Fermi statistics; crystal structures; diffraction phenomena in crystals; conduction electrons in metals; the concept of conduction by holes; and the basic physics of electrons and holes in both homogeneous and doped semiconductors.

Prerequisite

PHYS 335, PHYS 351

Offered

Spring semester, alternate years

Instructor

Staff