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Solid State Physics - PHYS3080
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Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 3
EFTSL: 0.06250 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: PHYS2021 or PHYS2040; Corequisite: PHYS3010 or PHYS3210, PHYS3020.
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 5 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


Free electron model of metals, Bloch states and energy bands, reciprocal space and the Fermi surface, electron dynamics, Landau levels. Crystal structure, Brillouin zones, elementary diffraction theory, bonding, cohesive processes, impurity states, impurity conductivity. Lattice vibration, monatomic and diatomic chain, acoustic and optic phonons, Einstein and Debye models, dielectric effects. Recommended corequisites PHYS3010 or PHYS3210 and PHYS3020.

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