Course

P306 Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics

Course No: 
P306
Credit: 
4
Approval: 
UG-Core
Syllabus: 
  1. General introduction, Drude and Sommerfeld model
  2. Crystal structure; x-ray diffraction
  3. Cohesive energy
  4. Blochs theorem, Band theory nearly free electrons, tight binding approximation, semi-classical dynamics of electrons in a band, motion of electrons in super-lattices, motion of atoms in an optical potential
  5. Semiconductors
  6. Thermal properties of insulators, phonons
  7. Landau levels - de Hass van Alphen effect and Integer quantum hall effect
  8. Magnetism
  9. Superconductivity
Reference Books: 
  1. Introduction to Solid-state Physics by C. Kittel
  2. Solid-state physics by N. Ashcroft and N.D. Mermin
  3. Solid-state physics by Rosenberg
  4. Solid sate physics by Burn
  5. Oxford Series in Condensed Matter, Oxford university press 
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