Phy 401: Solid State Physics


Credit Hours: 3:00 (Level-4, Term-1, MME)



Classical free electron theory, Fermi surface, Fermi energy, Density of states, Electron in a periodic potential, Kronig-Penney model, Band structure calculations, Clausius-Mosotti relation, Polarization mechanisms, Direct and indirect band gap semiconductors, Extrinsic semiconductors, Transport, optical and photoelectrical phenomena in semiconductors, Metal-semiconductor junction, Theories of superconductor, Mechanism of superconductivity, Theories of magnetism, Types of magnetic materials, Practical applications of solid state physics.