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Unformatted text preview: • Review of magnetostatics, Lorentz force, cyclotron resonance, Hall effect, magnetic moment • Maxwell’s equations. Electromagnetic waves. • Electrodynamics, wave propagation, skin-effect • Metals: Electrical conductivity, Drude formalism • Quantum mechanics: electrons as waves. • The reciprocal lattice and Brillouin zones. Energy bands. • Nearly free electron model; Bloch theorem, Tight-binding model. • Classification of solids: metals, insulators, and semiconductors. • Statistical mechanics; density of states, Fermi-Dirac distribution. • Dielectric materials, the Clausius-Mossoti equation, high-K gate dielectrics, piezoelectricity, ferroelectrics. • Semiconductors: Carrier statistics, doping, transport • Bandgap engineering, heterostructures, quantum wells and superlattices. • Diamagnetism, paramagnetism. • Ferromagnetism, molecular field, exchange interaction. 1-2 3-4 5 6-7 8 9 10-11 12...
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- Spring '11
- Electron, Magnetic Field, Fundamental physics concepts, Condensed matter physics, Nanoscale Electronic and Magnetic Properties