8.231 Physics of Solids I
Introduction to the basic concepts of the quantum theory of solids. Topics: periodic structure and symmetry of crystals; diffraction; reciprocal lattice; chemical bonding; lattice dynamics, phonons, thermal properties; free electron gas; model of metals; Bloch theorem and band structure, nearly free electron approximation; tight binding method; Fermi surface; semiconductors, electrons, holes, impurities; optical properties, excitons; and magnetism.
8.231 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by L. Fu.
Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-261.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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