Solid State Physics

Schedule Prerequisites Description 09:30 – 10:50 AM, TTh, McCoy 113 PHYS 3312

Fall, 2013

A study of structural and electronic properties of materials using classical and quantum mechanical models. The subjects include crystal structure, elastic constants, phonons, thermal properties, free electron gas, energy bands, semiconductors, and metals. Dr. Byounghak Lee Office: RFM 3214 E-mail: Office phone: 512-245-5583 TTh 11:00 AM ! 12:30 PM and by appointment (e-mail in advance). Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th ed., Charles Kittel, John Wiley & Sons Inc., ISBN 978-0-47141526-8 Solid State Physics, Neil W. Ashcroft and N. David Mermin, Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning, ISBN 978-0-03-083993-1 Midterm Exams (2) Final Exam 60% 40%


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You are expected to attend class regularly. Exams will be formed from material covered in the textbook and other materials presented in class. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to obtain the information covered on that day. For students with final grades just below a grade cut-point, excellent attendance may contribute to a higher final grade. There will be no makeup exams. Students are expected to maintain themselves during class in a courteous, adult manner that promotes the learning process. To assist in this, please turn off cell phones and pagers, do not engage in extraneous conversations during class, and do not distract or disturb your classmates. Unruly, disrespectful, disruptive, or dishonest behavior will not be tolerated. Violators will be asked to stop or leave the room. Such behavior will affect your final grade.

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Special Needs

Students with special needs, as documented by the Office of Disability Services, should identify themselves at the beginning of the semester. Arrangements can be made to accommodate those needs as necessary. Texas State University-San Marcos expects students to engage in all academic pursuits in a manner that is beyond reproach. Students found in violation of the Honor Code are subject to disciplinary action. The full Texas State Honor Code can be found in the next page of this syllabus and on the class webpage and at the following URL:

Texas State Honor Code Policy

Texas State Statement on Academic Integrity

Learning and teaching take place best in an atmosphere of intellectual fair-minded openness. All members of the academic community are responsible for supporting freedom and openness through rigorous personal standards of honesty and fairness. Plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty undermine the very purpose of the university and diminish the value of an education.

VIOLATING THE HONOR CODE According to the University Policy and Procedures Statement 07. laboratory report. more is needed than an expectation of academic honesty. and creation. collusion and the abuse of resource materials. conflict as much with academic achievement as with the values of honesty and integrity. but is not limited to. and shun mediocrity. . We complete our work on time and make every effort to do it right. We act civilly toward one another. and administration of our University live by the principles in this Honor Code. We come to class and meetings prepared and are willing to demonstrate it. The student may also appeal the faculty member’s decision to the Honor Code Council. inquiry. respectful.Solid State Physics Fall. speaking when appropriate. and excuses.01 the following is important information concerning definitions relating to academic dishonesty. 2013 Texas State University Honor Code As members of a community dedicated to learning. We hold ourselves to doing what is required. and we therefore adopt the practice of affixing the following pledge of honesty to the work we submit for evaluation: I pledge to uphold the principles of honesty and responsibility at our University. WE ARE HONEST. but is not limited to. other report. Students and faculty will have the option of having an advocate present to insure their rights. plagiarism.10. We do our own work and are honest with one another in all matters. falsifying data. embrace rigor. "Violation of the Honor Code" includes. THE PLEDGE FOR STUDENTS Students at our University recognize that. Possible actions that may be taken range from exoneration to expulsion. ADDRESSING ACTS OF DISHONESTY Students accused of dishonest conduct may have their cases heard by the faculty member. computer files. and giving or receiving assistance to which one is not entitled. We will strive to create an environment in which people respect and listen to one another. means engaging in any of the following activities: 1) Copying from another student's test paper. We understand how various acts of dishonesty. or from any electronic device or equipment. the students. WE ARE CONSCIENTIOUS. to insure honest conduct. faculty. and permitting other people to participate and express their views. special requests. and we cooperate with each other. programs. "Cheating" in general. WE ARE RESPECTFUL. data listings. and honest. like plagiarizing. cheating on an examination or other academic work. I recognize students’ rights and pledge to uphold the principles of honesty and responsibility at our University. THE PLEDGE FOR FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION Faculty at our University recognize that the students have rights when accused of academic dishonesty and will inform the accused of their rights of appeal laid out in the student handbook and inform them of the process that will take place. These principles require all members of this community to be conscientious.

transporting. without substantial revision or expansion of the work. 2013 2) Using during a test. means the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing any work offered for credit.10. but not limited to. means the mutilation. or other academic products. copying or possessing. without authorization. audio or electronic materials not authorized by the person giving the test. but not limited to. selling. *Please note that not all activities that constitute academic misconduct are listed in specific detail in the UPPS 07. "Plagiarism" in general. theft or alteration of materials provided to assist students in the mastery of course content. 5) Substituting for another student or permitting another person to substitute for oneself in taking an examination or preparing academic work. "Collusion" in general.Solid State Physics Fall. thesis. 9) Falsifying data. soliciting. means the appropriation of another's work and the inadequately or inappropriately acknowledged incorporation of that work in one's own written. stealing. using. It is expected that students will honor the spirit of academic integrity and will not place themselves in the position of being charged with academic misconduct. oral. This section does not apply to the word processing of the rough or final versions of an assignment by a professional service. destruction.10. any research paper or other assignment prepared by another individual or by a firm. with another person during an examination or in preparing academic work. 7) Purchasing or otherwise acquiring and submitting as one's own work. . 3) Collaborating. printed. 6) Bribing or coercing another person to obtain an administered test or obtain information about an un-administered test or other academic products. 8) Submitting the same essay. or another project. concealment. in whole or in part. the contents of an un-administered test. "Abuse of resource materials" in general. 4) Knowingly. but not limited to. visual or the performance of an original act or routine that is offered for credit. in an attempt to obtain credit for work submitted in another course. buying. report. and without authorization.

Impurity conductivity. Electrical conductivity. Anharmonic crystal interactions. Wigner-Seitz method Nov 25 (Week 14) Thanksgiving break. Reciprocal lattice vectors. Heat capacity. Orbitals in a magnetic field. Crystal structures Fall. Effective mass. Ionic crystals. 6 Diffraction. Equations of motion. Covalent crystals. Elastic constants. Inelastic scattering by phonons Midterm exam 1 Phonon heat capacity. Fourier analysis Crystals of inert gases. Brillouin zones. 08:00 ! 10:30 AM . No class Fermi-Dirac distribution. Hall effect Selected Topics Types of lattices. De Hass-van Alphen effect K9 A&M 10.Solid State Physics Week of Aug 26 (Week 1) Sep 2 (Week 2) Sep 9 (Week 3) Sep 16 (Week 4) Sep 23 (Week 5) Sep 30 (Week 6) Oct 7 (Week 7) Oct 14 (Week 8) Oct 21 (Week 9) Oct 28 (Week 10) Nov 4 (Week 11) Nov 11 (Week 12) Nov 18 (Week 13) Fermi surfaces. Free electron gas. Crystal momentum K7 A&M 8 Midterm exam 2 Band gap. Quantization of elastic waves. Intrinsic carrier concentration. 26 K6 A&M 1. 11. thermoelectric effects. 2013 Textbook Chapters K1 A&M 4 K2 A&M 5. superlattices K8 A&M 9 K9 A&M 10. Thermal conductivity K4 A&M 22. Elastic waves K3 A&M 19 Vibrations of crystals. 14 Final Exam Thursday. 14 Dec 2 (Week 15) Cohesive energy. 2 Nearly free electron model. Kronig-Penny Model. Tight binding method. Phonon momentum. 23 K5 A&M 25. Bloch theorem. 11. Dec 12th.