Phy 6005  Solid State Physics  Credit- 3 Hrs.

Lattice dynamics of one, two & three-dimensional lattices, specific heat, elastic constants, phonon dispersion relations, localized modes; Dielectric and optical properties of insulators: a.c. conductivity dielectric constant, dielectric losses; Transport theory: Free electron theory of solids: density of states, Fermi sphere, Electrons in a periodic potential; Band theory of solids: Nearly free electron theory, tight binding approximation, Brillouin zones, effective mass of electrons and holes.