gersh AT physics.rutgers.edu
Hour: Mo. 3:00 - 4:00 pm (122W Serin)
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).
Course Texbook: S.H.Simon, The Oxford Solid State Basics (Oxford University Press 2013).
H. Ibach and H Luth. Solid-State
Physics. 4th edition (Springer 2009)
C. Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th
edition (John Wiley & Sons 2005).
Lectures start on Thursday, Jan. 18