Course details of EP 409 - Applied Solid State Physics

Course Name Applied Solid State Physics
Total Credits 6
Type T
Lecture 6
Tutorial 1
Practical 0
Selfstudy 0
Half Semester N
Prerequisite
Text Reference C. Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, 6th Edition, John Wiley, 1991. N.W. Ashcroft and N.D. Mermin, Solid State Physics, Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1976. S. Wang, Solid State Electronics, McGraw Hill, 1966. F. Wooten, Optical Properties of Solids, Academic Press, 1972. K. Seeger, Semiconductor Physics - An Introduction, 4th ed. ll, 1989. R. Dalven, Introduction to Applied Solid State Physics, 2nd ed.1990.
Description Boltzman transport equation, scattering and relaxation time. Optical properties of solids, excitations, concept of plasmons, polarons and polaritons. Dielectric function, dielectric and ferroelectric materials. Band structure of semiconductros, density of states and conductivity effective masses, carrier diffusion processes, excess carrier life time, recombination and trap centres, photo conductivity, electronic properties of surfaces. Dia, para and ferro magnetism, magnetic domains, magnetic materials and application. Magnetic resonance techniques, spin-spin and spin-lattice relaxation. Superconductivity, Meissner effect, tunneling in superconductors, Josephson junctions, squids, superconducting magnets.
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