PHYS731 SolidState Physics
 University of Maryland, College Park 
Fall 2011
Class: TR 1112:15PM in PHYS 1219
PHYS731F11notes.pdf: Complete, organized, bookmarked lecture notes
Homework  Links  Lectures  
HW1 due 9/20 soln  Noise: autocorrelation and power spectral density  1: Intro (9/1)  
HW2 due 10/6 soln  transfer matrix method  2: Drude model I  DC response (9/6)  
HW3 due 10/20 soln  matlab integration  3: Drude model II  Noise and AC response (9/8)  
Takehome exam due 11/3 soln  Fuchs paper  4: Drude model III  Plasmon and Heat transport (9/13)  
HW4 due 11/17 soln  5: Sommerfeld model I  Zero Temperature (9/15)  
HW5 due 12/1 soln  6: Sommerfeld model II  Charge transport and Fermi surface (9/20) I&L 9.4  
final exam (12/13)  7: Sommerfeld model III  Elastic scattering, tunneling, and IV relations (9/22)  
8: Conductance quantization and Quantum Hall Effect (9/27) I&L 9.9, P.XVI  
9: Edge states, SdH/dHvA, 3D DOS and thermodynamic properties at T=0 (9/29)  I&L 6.2, P.VIII, P.XVI  
10: Sommerfeld expansion, chemical potential and heat capacity (10/4)  I&L 6.4  
11: Thermionic emission, ThomasFermi screening (10/6)  I&L 6.6, 6.5  
12: State broadening and Coulomb blockade (10/11)  Datta Ch. 1  
13: Exchange and Ferromagnetism: Local moment model (10/13)  I&L 8.6, 8.2, 8.3  
14: Ferromagnetism: Stoner theory (10/18)  I&L 8.4, 8.5  
15: Ferromagnetism: Magnetic domains (10/20)  I&L 8.9  
16: FM memory and spin injection (10/25)  I&L P.VII  
17: 1D periodic potential: bandstructure (10/27)  I&L 7.1, 7.2  
18: Bandstructure of arbitrary potential (11/1)  I&L 7.1, 7.2  
19: 2D and 3D bandstructure (11/3)  I&L 2.12.5  
20: Fermi surface, direct/indirect bandgap, effective mass (11/8)  I&L 7.4  
21: 1D LCAO/ tightbinding (11/10)  I&L 7.3  
22: 2D LCAO graphene pi bands (11/15)  
23: 3D LCAO and semiconductors (11/22)  
24: Extrinsic semiconductors (11/29) I&L 12.112.4  
25: semiconductor devices (12/1) I&L 12.612.8  
26: Phonon dispersion (12/6) I&L 4.14.3  
27: Phonon specific heat capacity (12/8) I&L 5.15.3  
University of Maryland, College Park  College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences  Dept. of Physics  Appelbaum Lab
