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PHYS 555 Condensed Matter Physics I Select Term:
Crystal structures, crystal symmetries and group theory, phonons and thermal properties of crystals, free electron model, electrons in periodic potential, Bloch theorem, insulator, metal, semimetal and semiconductor structures, energy bands, pseudo-potential and tight-binding methods, Fermi surfaces, electrons in magnetic field, deHaas-van Alphen effect, elementary excitations, impurity states.
SU Credits : 3
ECTS Credit : 10
Prerequisite : -
Corequisite : -