Course Synopses


  • Course Description:
    Prerequisites: 01:750:361 and 386, or permission of instructor.

    The fundamental properties of metals, insulators and semiconductors; dielectrics, magnetism, superconductivity.

    This course is intended to provide an introduction to the physics of solids from an experimentalist's perspective (qualitative approach will often prevail over a quantitative one). The topics covered are listed in the syllabus. They include the static and dynamic properties of crystal lattices, the band theory of solids, electron transport in electric and magnetic fields, and superconductivity as an example of quantum collective phenomena. A few applications will be considered (from the field effect transistors to superconducting qubits).

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