Solid state physics is one of the most
active and versatile branches of modern physics that have developed in the wake
of the discovery of quantum mechanics. It deals with problems concerning the
properties of materials and, more generally, systems with many degrees of
freedom, ranging from fundamental questions to technological applications. The
topics explained in this pdf include:Introduction, Electrons in the periodic
crystal - band structure, Metals, Itinerant electrons in a magnetic field,
Landau’s Theory of Fermi Liquids, Transport properties of metals, Magnetism in
metals, Magnetism of localized moments.
describes the following topics: Band structure, Transport, Magnetism, Dielectric
function and semiconductor lasers, Quantum kinetics of many-particle systems,
Electron-Electron interaction, Superconductivity.
This note explains the following topics: Crystal Structure, X-Ray
Diffraction and Reciprocal Lattice, Crystal Binding, Elastic Properties ,
Lattice Vibrations, Thermal Properties, Free-Electron Model,Electron Transport,
Energy Bands, Electron Dynamics and Fermi Surfaces, Methods for Calculating Band
Structure, Semiconductors, Optical Properties of Solids, Dielectric Properties
of Insulators, Magnetic Properties.
note explains the following topics: The solid as quantum system, The homogeneous
electron gas, Lattices and crystals, Electrons in a periodic potential, Lattice
dynamics, Electron Dynamics, Magnetism, Superconductivity, Theory of scattering
covers the following topics: Fundamental Relations for Optical Phenomena, Drude
Theory–Free Carrier Contribution to the Optical Properties, Interband
Transitions, The Joint Density of States and Critical Points, Absorption of
Light in Solids, Optical Properties of Solids Over a Wide Frequency Range,
Impurities and Excitons, Luminescence and Photoconductivity, Optical Study of
Lattice Vibrations, Amorphous Semiconductors.
This note covers the following topics:Condensed Matter Systems,
Basic Notions of Condensed Matter, Quantum Hamiltonian of Condensed Matter
Physics, Pauli Exclusion Principle for Atoms, Energy Bands and Rigid Band
Filling, Electron-Electron Interactions in Metals , Broken Symmetry States of
Metals and Soft Condensed Matter Phases.
note covers the following topics: Crystal Structure, Classifying lattices,
Diffraction and the reciprocal lattice, Scattering of a plane wave by a
crystal, Bragg’s Law, X-Ray Diffraction, Lattice Dynamics, Metals,