Solid State Physics

Yuan Ming Huang

Fall Semester, 2014


 
Table of Contents

Introduction (Lecture notes download)

0.1

Instructors

0.2 Requirements
0.3 Aims and objectives
0.4 Syllabus
0.5 Assessment
0.6 Contents
0.7 Class schedule
   
Chapter 1: Crystal Structures (Lecture notes download)
1.1 Solid State Physics
1.2 Crystal structures
1.3 Bravais lattice
1.4 Lattice classification
1.5 Lattice systems
1.6 Miller indices
1.7 Close packing and packing efficiency
1.8 Typical crystal structures
  Problem Set 1
   

Chapter 2: Reciprocal Lattice (Lecture notes download)

2.1 Most common crystal structures
2.2 Reciprocal lattice
2.3 Reciprocal lattices of most common crystals
2.4 Brillouin zone
2.5 Critical points in the first Brillouin zone
  Problem Set 2 
   
Chapter 3: Crystal binding forces and elastic constants (Lecture notes download)
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Interatomic forces
3.3 Types of bonding in crystals
3.4 Van der Waals force
3.5 Ionic bonding
3.6 Covalent bonding
3.7 Metallic bonding
3.8 Hydrogen bonds
  Problem Set 3
   
Chapter 4: Lattice Vibration I (phonons) (Lecture notes download)
4.1 Lattice vibration
4.2 Linear lattice with monoatomic unit cell
4.3 Linear lattice with diatomic unit cell
4.4 Phonon
  Problem Set 4
   
Chapter 5: Lattice Vibration II (thermal properties) (Lecture notes download)
5.1 Phonons
5.2 Debye model
5.3 Specific heat capacity (Debye model)
5.4 Specific heat capacity (Einstein model)
  Problem Set 5
   

Chapter 6: Free-Electrons in Solids and Fermi Gas (Lecture notes download)

6.1 Fermi gas and free electron model
6.2 Free electrons in one Dimension
6.3 The Fermi-Dirac distribution
6.4 Electrons in three dimensions
6.5 Electron heat capacity
  Problem Set 6   
   
Chapter 7: Energy levels and electronic band structure (Lecture notes download)
7.1 Empty lattice approximation
7.2 Electrons in one-dimensional lattice
7.3 KronigCPenney model
7.4 Bloch Theorem
7.5 Band gap
7.6 Plane wave method and central equations
7.7 Conclusion remarks
  Problem Set 7   
   

Appendix

  Period Table of Elements
  Greek Alphabet
  Radius of Elements
  Radius of Element Ions
  Table of Electronegativity
  Electromagnetic Spectrum
  Textbook Chapter 1 (in Chinese)
  Textbook Chapter 2 (in Chinese)
  Textbook Chapter 3 (in Chinese)
  Textbook Chapter 4 (in Chinese)
  Textbook Chapter 5 (in Chinese)
  Textbook Chapter 6 (in Chinese)
  Textbook Chapter 7 (in Chinese)