Intermediate Materials Science.
Structure and properties of solid materials: crystal structure and bonding, reciprocal space, free electron model, energy bands in solids, origin of electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical properties, concepts of thermally activated processes and characterization methods.
Assignments: reading and take home papers
[Schaffer - Saxena - Antolovich - Sanders - Warner, The Science and Design of Engineering Materials (2nd ed.)
ISBN: 0-256-24766-8, McGraw Hill, (1999) 0-07-116762-5 with CDROM (but you do not need)]
[Ashcroft/Mermin, Solid State Physics]
[Charles Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics]
Prerequisites: [Introduction to Materials Science, Thermodynamics]
Solid State II This is the continuation of my course Solid State Engineering (which is practically Solid State Theory). This year course will focus on
a rigorous approach to phonons, their coupling with electrons, and superconductivity
Information: [Syllabus (old course)]
(1) Phonons: Definitions, Classical Lagrangian, Quantum Hamiltonian, Diagonalization, 1D monoatomic, 1D biatomic, Acoustic and Optical Branches, Phonons, Density of States, High T (Dulong-Petit), Low T (Debye-Einstein), Medium T (expansions).
(2) Phonons: Calculation of spectra
(3) Electron over Phonons: definitions
Books: [Madelung: Introduction to Solid State Theory]
Prerequisites: [Introduction to Solid State Theory/Engineering (1)]
Center for Autonomous Materials Design - Curtarolo Group - Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science - Duke University, 144 Hudson Hall, Box 90300, Durham NC 27708