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PHY 521/321: Condensed Matter Physics I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Spring 2010
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lecture 18
electrons in a periodic potential, crystal momentum and band index, band structure, velocity of a Bloch electron state
HW 4 due
makeup lecture, 12:30 pm in BL 480

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5
lecture canceled

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lecture 19
density of states, weak potential approximation, velocity near a Bragg plane

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lecture 20
lecture 20
band structure in weak potential approximation, metals, insulators, Brillouin zones and Fermi surface
makeup lecture, 12:30 pm in BL 480

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12
lecture 21
tight binding sband
HW 5 due

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lecture 22
tight binding, hybridization, graphene

15
lecture 23
graphene continued, Wanier functions
makeup lecture, 12:30 pm in BL 480

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lecture 24
spinorbit interaction, real metals

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21
lecture 25
semiclassical equations of motion, effective mass, holes, Bloch oscillations
HW 6 due

22
lecture 26
motion in perpendicular electric and magnetic fields, Hall coefficient and magnetoresistance from closed orbits
makeup lecture, 12:30 pm in BL 480

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lecture 27
effect of open orbits on transport properties, lattice vibrations

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lecture 28
acoustic and optical phonons, BornOppenheimer approximation, BohmStaver relation for the speed of sound
HW 7 due
last day of classes

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reading period

30
reading period



