College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  
    Sep 30, 2020  
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

PHYS 135. Condensed Matter Physics


Crystal structure and diffraction, the reciprocal lattice and Brillouin zones, lattice vibrations and normal modes, phonon dispersion, Einstein and Debye models for specific heat, free electrons and the Fermi surface, electrons in periodic structures, the Bloch Theorem, band structure, semiclassical electron dynamics, semiconductors, magnetic and optical properties of solids, and superconductivity.
Prerequisite: PHYS 113  and PHYS 114 .
Natural sciences and engineering.
1 credit.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy


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