## PHYSICS 172: Solid State Physics (APPPHYS 272)

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

Instructors:
Hwang, H. (PI)
;
Kapitulnik, A. (PI)

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