## Solid State Physics 3(2.0 credits) | |||

Code | : | 216 | |

Course Type | : | Specialized Courses | |

Class Format | : | Lecture | |

Course Name | : | Applied Physics | |

Starts 1 | : | 3 the latter term | |

Elective/Compulsory | : | Compulsory | |

Lecturer | : | Hiroshi IKUTA Professor |

•Course Purpose |

This course deals with the basic concepts and theories that explain the behavior of electrons in a solid. It aims to help students to acquire basic knowledge about the mechanism of various properties that solids exhibit and to develop the ability of applying the knowledge to actual materials. The goal is to obtain understanding on 1. the free electron model, 2. the behavior of electrons in a reciprocal potential, and 3. origins of the various behaviors that solids exhibit. |

•Prerequisite Subjects |

Quantum mechanics, Thermodynamics, Statistical mechanics, Electromagnetism |

•Course Topics |

1. Introduction to electron theory of metals 2. Electrons in a crystal and the concept of energy band 3. Free electron model 4. Fermi momentum and Fermi sphere 5. Fermi-Dirac distribution function 6. Sommerfeld expansion 7. Electronic specific heat 8. Pauli paramagnetism 9. Periodic potential and Bloch's theorem 10. Kronig-Penney model 11. Electrons in a weak periodic potential 12. Energy gap and energy band 13. Reciprocal lattice and Brillouin zone 14. Fermi surface and electronic structure 15. Electronic structure of metals and semiconductors |

•Textbook |

Introduction to the Electron Theory of Metals U. Mizutani (Cambridge University Press) |

•Additional Reading |

Introduction to Solid State Physics, C. Kittel,
Solid State Physics, N. W. Ashcroft and N. D. Mermin |

•Grade Assessment |

Midterm examination and term-end examination. To pass, students must earn at least 60 points out of 100. |

•Notes |

Nothing special |

•Contacting Faculty |

During the break after the lecture, or during the office hours. |

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