ENGS 131: Science of Solid State Materials


16F: 2

1. Principles of Electronic Materials and Devices, S.O. Kasap, 3rd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2006, ISBN 0073104647.
2. Electronic Properties of Materials, Robert E Hummel, 3rd Edition, Springer 2001, ISBN 038795144X.
3. Intro to quantum mechanics: in chemistry, materials science, and biology, S.M. Blinder, Elsevier 2004, SBN-13: 978-0121060510

17F: 2


ENGS 24 or PHYS 24 or CHEM 76 or equivalent

This course provides a background in solid state physics and gives students information about modern directions in research and application of solid state science. The course serves as a foundation for more advanced and specialized courses in the engineering of solid state devices and the properties of materials. The main subjects considered are: crystal structure, elastic waves-phonones, Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics, lattice heat capacity and thermal conductivity, electrons in crystals, electron gas heat capacity and thermal conductivity, metals, semiconductors, superconductors, dielectric and magnetic properties, and optical properties. Amorphous solids, recombination, photoconductivity, photoluminescence, injection currents, semiconductor lasers, high temperature superconductors, and elements of semiconductor and superconductor microelectronics are considered as examples.