8.231 Physics of Solids I

Class Info

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.

This class has 8.044 as a prerequisite. This class has 8.05 as a corequisite.

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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