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This course examines classical and quantum models of electrons and lattice vibrations in solids, emphasizing physical models for elastic properties, electronic transport, and heat capacity.

Topics covered include: crystal lattices, electronic energy band structures, phonon dispersion relatons, effective mass theorem, semiclassical equations of motion, and impurity states in semiconductors, band structure and transport properties of selected semiconductors, and connection of quantum theory of solids with quasifermi levels and Boltzmann transport used in device modeling.

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 1: Molecules–the Simple Solid Unlimited
  • Lecture 2: Vibrational and Rotational States in Hydrogen Unlimited
  • Lecture 3: Metal as a Free Electron Gas Unlimited
  • Lecture 4: Vibrations in Solids Unlimited
  • Lecture 5: Specific Heat of Lattice Waves Unlimited
  • Lecture 8: Lattice Waves in 1D Monatomic Crystals Unlimited
  • Lecture 9: Lattice Waves in 1D with Diatmomic Basis Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 & 11: Specific Heat of Discrete Lattice Unlimited
  • Lecture 12: Electrons in a Periodic Solid Unlimited
  • Lecture 13: Electrons in a Periodic Solid Unlimited
  • Lecture 14: Electrons in a Periodic Solid Unlimited
  • Lecture 15: Electrons in a Periodic Solid Unlimited
  • Lecture 16: Nearly Free Electron Bands Unlimited
  • Lecture 17: Nearly Free Electron Bands (Part III) Unlimited
  • Lecture 18: Properties of Bloch Functions Unlimited
  • Lecture 19: Motion of Electronic Wavepackets Unlimited
  • Lecture 20: Impurity States Unlimited
  • Lecture 21 & 22: Semi Classical Equations of Motions & Electrons and Holes I Unlimited
  • Lecture 23: Effective Mass Unlimited
  • Lecture 24: Chemical Potential and Equilibrium Unlimited
  • Lecture 25: Chemical Potential and Non-equilibrium Unlimited
  • Lecture 26: Inhomogeneous Solids Unlimited
  • Lecture 27: Scattering of Bloch Functions Unlimited
  • Lecture 28: Electron-phonon Scattering Unlimited

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