Course Code MSC401
Semester 7
Points 3
ECTS Units 5
Recommended Reading

Μ.ALI OMAR: Elementary Solid State Physics(Addison Wesley 1975)

N. W. ASHCROFT and N. D. MERMIN, (1976): Solid State Physics Holt, Rinehart and Winston. J. C. BLAKEMORE, (1985): Solid State Physics, 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge,G. BURNS, (1985): Solid State Physics, Academic Press, London, R. H. BUBE, (1994): Εισαγωγή στη Φυσική της Στερεάς Κατάστασης, ΕΣΠΙ, Αθήνα. Μετάφραση του Electrons in Solids, 3rd ed., Academic Press, New York (1992). G. BUSCH and H. SCHADE, (1976): Lectures on Solid State Physics, Pergamon Press. J.R. CHRISTMAN, (1988): Fundamentals of Solid State Physics, J. Wiley, New York. R. J. ELLIOT and A. F. GIBSON, (1974): An Introduction to Solid State Physics, Macmillan. H. E. HALL (1974): Solid State Physics, “The Manchester Physics Series”, J. Wiley. H. IBACH and H. LUTH, (1991): Solid State Physics: An introduction to Theory and Experiment, Springer-Verlag, Berlin. C. KITTEL, (1976): Introduction to Solid State Physics, J. Wiley.

R. LEVY, (1978): Principles of Solid State Physics, Academic Press, London (1968)( in Greek translation).

Course Description

Lattice dynamics. Elastic and plastic deformation. Hook’s law. Failure of the static model. Lattice vibrations (harmonic approach, continuous medium). Molecular specific heat. Classical approach. Quantum approach. Einstein and Debye models. Phonons. Lattice vibrations. Lattice optical properties in the infrared. Ionic crystals. An harmonic approximation. Thermal expansion. Thermal conductivity. Phonon scattering- lattice thermal resistace. Thermal conductivity dependence on temperature. Magnetism and magnetic resonance. Diamagnetism. Paramagnetism. Ferromagnetism. Antiferromagnetism and Ferrimagnetism. Magnetism in metals. Ferromagnetic domains. Paramagnetism- nuclear magnetic- ferromagnetic resonance.