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The [course_title] course teaches the fundamentals of classical and quantum models of electrons and lattice vibrations for using it in solid-state applications. The course emphasises physical models for elastic properties, electronic transport, and heat capacity.

At first, you will know about molecules, Vibrational and Rotational States in Hydrogen, Vibrations in Solids, and heat of Lattice Waves. You will be introduced to the basic topics covering crystal lattices, electronic energy band structures, phonon dispersion relations, and effective mass theorem. You will also learn about equations of motion, and impurity states in semiconductors, band structure and transport properties of selected semiconductors. Finally, the course illustrates the connection of quantum theory of solids with quasi-fermi levels and Boltzmann transport used in device modelling.

Assessment

This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.

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Course Credit: MIT

Course Curriculum

lecture_1 Molecules–the Simple Solid 00:40:00
lecture_2 Vibrational and Rotational States in Hydrogen 00:50:00
lecture_3 Metal as a Free Electron Gas 01:00:00
lecture_4 Vibrations in Solids 01:20:00
lecture_5 Specific Heat of Lattice Waves 00:50:00
lecture_6 Lattice Waves in 1D Monatomic Crystals 00:45:00
lecture_7 Lattice Waves in 1D with Diatmomic Basis 00:40:00
lecture_8 Specific Heat of Discrete Lattice 00:50:00
lecture_9 Electrons in a Periodic Solid 00:50:00
lecture_10 Electrons in a Periodic Solid 00:45:00
lecture_11 Electrons in a Periodic Solid 00:45:00
lecture_12 Electrons in a Periodic Solid 00:45:00
lecture_13 Nearly Free Electron Bands 00:45:00
lecture_14 Nearly Free Electron Bands (Part III) 00:45:00
lecture_15 Properties of Bloch Functions 00:45:00
lecture_16 Motion of Electronic Wavepackets 00:45:00
lecture_17 Impurity States 00:35:00
lecture_18 Semi Classical Equations of Motions & Electrons and Holes 00:35:00
lecture_19 Effective Mass 00:50:00
lecture_20 Chemical Potential and Equilibrium 00:40:00
lecture_21 Chemical Potential and Non-equilibrium 00:30:00
lecture_22 Inhomogeneous Solids 00:40:00
lecture_23 Scattering of Bloch Functions 00:35:00
lecture_24 Electron-phonon Scattering 01:00:00
Assessment
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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