Solid State Physics Introduction Lecture notes

This note covers the following
topics: The electronic structure: tight-binding method and nearly
free-electron model, Comparison of results for tight-binding and nearly-free
electron model, Formalization: Bloch theorem, Phonons in one dimension,
Periodicity, Effect of a basis on the electronic structure, Crystal structures,
The reciprocal lattice, Tight-binding in two dimensions, Optical spectroscopy,
Quantum-mechanical treatment of optical spectroscopy, Relation to absorption,
Thomas-Fermi screening, Ferromagnetism, Antiferromagnetism, Electron-phonon
interaction, Transition temperature, Ginzburg-Landau theory, Flux quantization
and the Josephson effect.

**Author(s):** Michel van Veenendaal

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