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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Solid State Physics Introduction to Solid State Physics (MWF 1:001:50 in room 309, Braunstein) is a two-quarter survey intended for second-year physics graduate students. Several texts can accompany this course, but I prefer Ibach and Luth, and will roughly follow its exposition. For complete course notes see http://www.physics.uc.edu/ jarrell/course solid. First Quarter In the first three chapters cover Chemical bonding and Crystal structures with an introduction to the study of point groups, X-ray diffraction, and Braggs laws are covered (Kittels book, Introduction to Solid State Physics will be useful for this material). In Chaps. 4 and 5, the thermal properties of Crystal lattices will be discussed using a fully quantum description. In particular for the problem of neutrons scattering from a harmonic crystal you may find the texts by Ashcroft and Mermin, and Joseph Callaways Quantum Theory of the Solid State useful. In the next chapter, we will discuss the limit of (almost) free electrons in solids. I will introduceuseful....
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- Fall '11
- Solid State Physics