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PHY487H1Condensed Matter Physics

Course Title PHY487H1
Session fall
Year of Study 4th year
Time and Location 24L: MW2, Room: MP 134

John  Wei


Official Description

Introduction to foundational concepts of condensed matter physics in the solid state.  Main topics to be covered:  crystal structure, reciprocal lattice, x-ray diffraction, crystal binding, lattice vibrations, phonons and electrons in solids, Fermi surfaces, energy bands, semiconductors and magnetism.  Special topics to be surveyed:  superconductivity and nanoelectronic transport.


Prerequisite: PHY256H1, PHY252H1, PHY250H1
Co-requisite: n.a.
Exclusion: n.a.
Recommended preparation: n.a.
Textbook Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th Edition, Charles Kittel