PCS 724 Condensed Matter Physics/Materials

Properties of materials, crystal structure, types of bonding, crystal vibrations. Dielectrics, metals and semiconductors. Free-electron model and conductivity in metals. Band theory in metals and semiconductors. The p-n junctions, transistors and other solid state devices. Phase transitions in ferromagnetic, ferroelectric and other materials. Surface properties. Biomaterials and nanostructures. Lect: 3 hrs./Lab: 1 hr. Prerequisites: PCS 300 and (MTH 312 or MTH 330 or MTH 425) Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1




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