Dr. Hassan K. Juwhari

Announcements: Solid State Physics Syllabus (0302471) Fall Semester 2013/2014

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Solid State Physics Syllabus (0302471) Fall Semester 2013/2014

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UNIVERSITY OF JORDAN

PHYSICS DEPARTMENT

SOLID STATE PHYSICS (0302471)

FALL SEMESTER (2013 – 2014)

Recommended Textbook:

"Introduction to Solid State Physics"

8th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, by Charles Kittel.

References:

1.      "Fundamentals of solid State Physics", Wiley, New York, by J.R. Christman,

2.      "Elementary Solid State Physics", by A. Omar.

3.      "Solid State Physics", Holt, Rinehart, Winston, by N. W. Ashcroft and N. D. Mermin.

مدرس المادة: الدكتور حسان الجوهري (مبنى الفيزياء ف202).

Tentative Course Content:

 Chapter Content Suggested Problems 1 Crystal Structure: Periodic array of atoms, lattice translation vectors, fundamental types of lattices, index systems for crystal planes, simple crystal structures, Direct imaging, non-ideal structures. 1, 2, 3 2 Wave Diffraction and the Reciprocal Lattice: Bragg law, scattered wave amplitude, Brillouin zones, Fourier analysis of basis. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 3 Crystal Binding: Crystals of inert gases, Ionic crystals, covalent crystals, metals, hydrogen bonds, atomic radii. 2, 4, 5 4 Phonons I. Lattice Vibrations: Vibrations of crystals, two atoms per primitive basis, quantization of elastic waves, phonon momentum, inelastic scattering by phonons. 1, 2, 3, 5 5 Phonons II: Thermal Properties: Phonon heat capacity, anharmonic crystal interactions, thermal conductivity. 1, 2 6 Free Electron Fermi Gas: Energy levels in 1-D, effect of temperature on the Fermi-Dirac distribution, free electron gas in 3-D, heat capacity of electron gas, electrical conductivity and Ohm's law, thermal conductivity of metals. 1, 2, 5 7 Energy Bands 8 Semiconductor Crystals

 Exams Weight % Date 1st 20 To be announced Later. 2nd 20 To be announced Later. Quizes & Homeworks 10 To be announced Later. Final 50 January, XX, 2014

9/14/2014

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