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APPPHYS 219: Solid State Physics Problems in Energy Technology

Technology issues for a secure energy future; role of solid state physics in energy technologies. Topics include the physics principles behind future technologies related to solar energy and solar cells, solid state lighting, superconductivity, solid state fuel cells and batteries, electrical energy storage, materials under extreme condition, nanomaterials.
Terms: Spr, alternate years, not given next year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Shen, Z. (PI)

APPPHYS 222: Principles of X-ray Scattering (PHOTON 222)

Provides a fundamental understanding of x-ray scattering and diffraction. Combines pedagogy with modern experimental methods for obtaining atomic-scale structural information on synchrotron and free-electon laser-based facilities. Topics include Fourier transforms, reciprocal space; scattering in the first Born approximation, comparison of x-ray, neutron and electron interactions with matter, kinematic theory of diffraction; dynamical theory of diffraction from perfect crystals, crystal optics, diffuse scattering from imperfect crystals, inelastic x-ray scattering in time and space, x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy. Laboratory experiments at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource.
Terms: Spr, alternate years, not given next year | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

APPPHYS 223: Stochastic and Nonlinear Dynamics (BIO 223, BIOE 213)

Theoretical analysis of dynamical processes: dynamical systems, stochastic processes, and spatiotemporal dynamics. Motivations and applications from biology and physics. Emphasis is on methods including qualitative approaches, asymptotics, and multiple scale analysis. Prerequisites: ordinary and partial differential equations, complex analysis, and probability or statistical physics.
Terms: Spr, alternate years, not given next year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Fisher, D. (PI)

APPPHYS 232: Advanced Imaging Lab in Biophysics (BIO 132, BIO 232, BIOPHYS 232, GENE 232)

Laboratory and lectures. Advanced microscopy and imaging, emphasizing hands-on experience with state-of-the-art techniques. Students construct and operate working apparatus. Topics include microscope optics, Koehler illumination, contrast-generating mechanisms (bright/dark field, fluorescence, phase contrast, differential interference contrast), and resolution limits. Laboratory topics vary by year, but include single-molecule fluorescence, fluorescence resonance energy transfer, confocal microscopy, two-photon microscopy, microendoscopy, and optical trapping. Limited enrollment. Recommended: basic physics, Biology core or equivalent, and consent of instructor.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

APPPHYS 270: Magnetism and Long Range Order in Solids

Terms: Spr, alternate years, not given next year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Fisher, I. (PI)

APPPHYS 272: Solid State Physics (PHYSICS 172)

Introduction to the properties of solids. Crystal structures and bonding in materials. Momentum-space analysis and diffraction probes. Lattice dynamics, phonon theory and measurements, thermal properties. Electronic structure theory, classical and quantum; free, nearly-free, and tight-binding limits. Electron dynamics and basic transport properties; quantum oscillations. Properties and applications of semiconductors. Reduced-dimensional systems. Undergraduates should register for PHYSICS 172 and graduate students for APPPHYS 272. Prerequisites: PHYSICS 170 and PHYSICS 171, or equivalents.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

APPPHYS 290: Directed Studies in Applied Physics

Special studies under the direction of a faculty member for which academic credit may properly be allowed. May include lab work or directed reading.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-15 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

APPPHYS 315: Methods in Computational Biology (BIOPHYS 315)

Methods of bioinformatics and biomolecular modeling from the standpoint of biophysical chemistry. Methods of genome analysis; cluster analysis, phylogenetic trees, microarrays; protein, RNA and DNA structure and dynamics, structural and functional homology; protein-protein interactions and cellular networks; molecular dynamics methods using massively parallel algorithms.
Terms: Spr, alternate years, not given next year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Doniach, S. (PI)

APPPHYS 324: Introduction to Accelerator Physics

Physics of particle beams in linear and circular accelerators. Transverse and longitudinal beam dynamics, equilibrium emittances in electron storage rings, high-brightness electron sources, RF acceleration and emittance preservation, bunch compression and associated collective effects, accelerator physics design for x-ray FELs, advanced accelerator concepts.
Terms: Spr, alternate years, not given next year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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