PH 575 Introduction to Solid State Physics, Spring 2014

Announcements

5/8/2014

Final exam location is Weniger 304.

Final exam time is Friday June 13, 9:30 - 11:30 am OR 8:00 - 10:00 am (if the latter, please do not leave before 9:30). No intermediate starting times, please.

Final exam equation sheet. You may fill the double-sided page with hand-written notes.

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Week 1

DayTopicReadingAssignments
1Mon 3/31Overview, H-atom Course information, Sutton Ch1, pp. 9-20, Ch. 2, pp. 21-25HW#1
2Wed 4/2QM formalismS: Ch. 2, pp. 21-25 -
3Fri 4/4Operators; (homo- and heteronuclear diatomic molecule)S: Ch. 2, pp. 25-35-

Week 2

DayTopicReadingAssignments
4Mon 4/7 Homo- and heteronuclear diatomic moleculeS: Ch. 2, pp. 25-35hw1 due, HW #2
5Wed 4/9 Homonuclear chainS: Ch. 3, pp. 38-52-
6Fri 4/12 Homonuclear chainS: Ch. 3, pp. 38-52-

Week 3

DayTopicReadingAssignments
7Mon 4/142D & 3D square lattice, bandstructure, Brillouin zoneS: Ch. 4, pp. 74-80 hw 2 due
8Wed 4/16Fermi energy, density of states 1,2,3-DCh. 3 p 55, Ch.4 pp 88-92 HW #3
9Fri 4/18Reciprocal & real space, basic crystallography(K:Ch2); (A&M:Ch5) -

Week 4

DayTopicReadingAssignments
10Mon 4/21Electrons, Holes, Effective mass,Bloch oscillations (also Wien 2k) S: Ch5, pp. 80-86 -
11Wed 4/23Multiple bands, partial DoS (also Wien 2k)S: Ch5, pp. 101-111hw 3 due HW #4
12Fri 4/25Multiple bands, partial DoS S: Ch5, pp. 101-111

Week 5

DayTopicReadingAssignments
13Mon 4/28Free electron theoryS: Ch. 7, pp. 132-139, pp. 140-144, pp. 144-157, (K: , AM )-
14Wed 4/30Free electron theory, FD statistics, specific heatsame
15Fri 5/2Midterm 1 All material up to and including week 4 (stop before free electron theory) hw 4 due, JT OUT

Week 6

DayTopicReadingAssignments
16Mon 5/5Free electron theory, electronicS: Ch. 8, pp. 158-162, K: Ch. 6)-
17Wed 5/7Free electron theory, optical S: Ch. 8, pp. 162-165, pp. 165-166, K: Ch. 14 JT out
18Fri 5/9Wien work session - GS & JS (JT out)

Week 7

DayTopicReadingAssignments
19Mon 5/12Semiconductors, electrical propertiesK: 187-191; AM: 562-570
20Wed 5/14Semiconductors, optical propertiesK: 191-209; AM: 562-570 Hwk 5
21Fri 5/16SemiconductorsK: 209-214; AM: 577-582 -

Week 8

DayTopicReadingAssignments
22Mon 5/19Semiconductors -
23Wed 5/21Semiconductors -
24Fri 5/23 Midterm 2 - -

Week 9

DayTopicReadingAssignments
25Mon 5/26 Memorial Day - No class - -
26Wed 5/28 Phonons K: Ch4&5; AM:Ch 22&23 -
27Fri 5/30 Phonons Homework 5 due

Week 10

DayTopicReadingAssignments
28Mon 6/2Spintronics guest lecture, Ron Jansen KEC 1007 2007 Nobel prize (2 articles)-
29Wed 6/6MagnetismK Ch 11 p302 (paramag), p 315 (Pauli paramag); Ch12 p321 (ferromagnets & exchange); Ibach and Luth text and Hook and Hall are also good
30Fri 6/7 Graphene K: Ch 18; graphene Hwk 6(not due)

Week 11

DayTopicTimePlaceAssignments
31Fri 6/13/14final exam9:30-11:30 am ( 8:30 8:00 am start OK) Weniger 304 all material

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