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EECS 520: Solid State Physics

Instructor: Professor Zhaohui Zhong

Coverage
EECS 520 provides a general introduction to the underlying physics behind solid state devices. General topics include: crystal structure; lattice vibration and phonons; free electron Fermi gas; low dimensional conductors; electron transport theory; energy band structures; properties of semiconductors; dielectrics response; optical properties; magnetic effects; superconductivity.

Textbook(s)

(REQUIRED)

  • Introduction to Solid State Physics, by Charles Kittel. Wiley Pubishing, 2005, 8th ed.
  • Condensed Matter in a Nutshell, by Gerald Mahan. Princeton University Press, 2011, 1st ed.

(OPTIONAL)

  • Introduction to Solid-State Theory, by Otfried Madelung. Springer Publishing, 1978, 1st ed.

Syllabus

  • Lec. 1 Introduction & Crystal Structure
  • Lec. 2 Reciprocal Lattice & Imaging Techniques
  • Lec. 3 Lattice Vibration I
  • Lec. 4 Lattice Vibration II
  • Lec. 5 Thermal Property I
  • Lec. 6 Thermal Property II
  • Lec. 7 Free Electron Fermi Gas
  • Lec. 8 Low Dimensional Conductor
  • Lec. 9 Transport theory I
  • Lec. 10 Transport theory II
  • Lec. 11 Electron in a Lattice, Tight-Binding Model
  • Lec. 12 Band Structure and Electron Motion in a Band
  • Lec. 13 Semiconductor Electronic Properties
  • Lec. 14 Nanoelectronics
  • Lec. 15 Optical properties I
  • Lec. 16 Optical properties II
  • Lec. 17 Dielectric Response of Metal
  • Lec. 18 Electrostatic Screening in Metal
  • Lec. 19 Dielectric Properties of Insulators & Ferroelectrics
  • Lec. 20 Magnetic Effects: I
  • Lec. 21 Magnetic Effects: II
  • Lec. 22 Magnetic Effects: III
  • Lec. 23 Superconductivity: I
  • Lec. 24 Superconductivity: II