### Instructor: Prof. Sang-W. Cheong

(a) Single crystal of TbMn_{2}O_{5}

(b) Electronic band structure of
the surface of Bi_{2}Se_{3} (topological insulator)

(c) Ferroelectric domains in
YMnO_{3}

(d) Magnetic bubble domain (skyrmion)
in MnSi

(e) Superconducting vortices in
NbSe_{2}

#### COURSE DESCRIPTION

**The course will follow the topics of Kittel rather closely. I
intend to enhance some of Kittel’s discussion by including solid state
chemistry and materials science aspects. Below, I have outlined the
topics for the course. I reserve the right to tailor this program as
we progress, and I will keep you informed as to what is expected of
you. Topics of current interest will be covered throughout the
course. **

• Structure Properties of Materials

• Crystal binding

• Lattice Vibrations and Thermal
Properties

• Electronic Properties of Solids

• Semiconductors

• Optical Properties of Solids

• Magnetic Properties of Solids

• Dielectric and Ferroelectric Properties

• Superconductivity

## TEXTBOOK

##### Required:

**•Introduction to Solid State
Physics **

By C. Kittel (John Wiley, New York, 2005)

##### Supplementary:

**• Elementary Solid
State Physics: Principles and Applications**

By M. Ali Omar (Addison-Wesley 1993)

**• ****Solid State Physics**

By N. W. Ashcroft and N. D. Mermin

(Holt, Rienhart and Winston, New York, 1976)

**• **Solid State Chemistry and Its Applications

By A. R. West (John Wiley & Sons, 1989)