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MSE 405 Physics of Solids

By Mark Hersam

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

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Introduction to quantum mechanics and solid state physics. Specific topics include free electron behavior, potential energy wells and barriers, energy band theory, phonons, and electrical properties of metals and semiconductors. This course develops many concepts of fundamental interest to nanoscale science and engineering such as quantum confinement and reduced dimensionality effects in nanomaterials.

References

Reading:
  • D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall (2005), ISBN: 0131118927.
  • C. Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th Edition, John Wiley and Sons (2005), ISBN: 047141526X.

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  • Mark Hersam (2011), "MSE 405 Physics of Solids," http://nanohub.org/resources/10084.

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Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

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Marcelo Carignano

Northwestern University

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MSE 405 Homework Assignments (Fall 2006) MSE 405 Homework Assignment 1
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MSE 405 Lecture 1: Introduction View Lecture Notes
Schrodinger equation; Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics

MSE 405 Lecture 2: Wave Function View Lecture Notes
Properties of the wave function; Operators; Expectation value; Heisenberg uncertainty principle.

MSE 405 Lecture 3: Time Independent Schroedinger Equation View Lecture Notes
Eigenvalues and Eigenfunctions.

MSE 405 Lecture 4: Free Particle View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 5: Bound Particles I View Lecture Notes
Square well; Energy levels.

MSE 405 Lecture 6: Bound Particles II View Lecture Notes (Part 1)
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MSE 405 Lecture 7: Scattering and Tunneling View Lecture Notes (Part 1)
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MSE 405 Lecture 8: Separation of Variables I View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 9: Separation of Variables II View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 10: Hydrogen Atoms I View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 11: Hydrogen Atoms II View Lecture Notes (Part 1)
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MSE 405 Lecture 12: Quantum Numbers View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 13: Bosons and Fermions View Lecture Notes (Part 1)
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MSE 405 Lecture 14: Variational Principle View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 15: Perturbation Theory View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 16: Midterm Review I View
MSE 405 Lecture 17: Midterm Review II View
MSE 405 Lecture 18: Quantum Statistical Physics View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 19: Arbitrary Potential View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 20: Free Electron Theory I View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 21: Free Electron Theory II View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 22: Vibrations I View Lecture Notes (Part 1)
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MSE 405 Lecture 23: Vibrations II View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 24: The Harmonic Crystal I View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 25: The Harmonic Crystal II View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 26: Nearly Free Electrons View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 27: Waves in Locally Periodic Media View Lecture Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 28: Local Periodic Potentials View Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 29: Consequences of the Band Theory View Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 30: Intrinsic Semiconductors View Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 31: Extrinsic Semiconductors View Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 32: Current in Semiconductors I View Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 33: Current in Semiconductors II View Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 34: Spatially Varying Carrier Concentrations View Notes
MSE 405 Lecture 35: Final Review View

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