Prof. Michael Gershenson
Email: gersh AT physics.rutgers.edu
Office Hour: Mo. 3:00 - 4:00 pm (122W Serin)
Grader: Tom DiNapoli
Overview: This course is intended to provide an introduction to the
physics of solids from an experimentalist's perspective (qualitative
approach will often prevail over a quantitative one). The topics covered
are listed in the syllabus. They include the static and dynamic properties
of crystal lattices, the band theory of solids, electron transport in
electric and magnetic fields, and superconductivity as an example of
quantum collective phenomena. A few applications will be considered (from
the field effect transistors to superconducting qubits).
S.H.Simon, The Oxford Solid
State Basics (Oxford University Press 2013).
H. Ibach and H Luth. Solid-State Physics. 4th edition
C. Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th
edition (John Wiley & Sons 2005).