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Hey dear as per your request here I am providing you the information hope it will be helpful

syllabus of physics
Unit I

Elements of Crystal Structure (6 Hrs)
Review of crystal lattice fundamentals and interpretation of Bragg’s
equation, Ewald construction, the reciprocal lattice, reciprocal lattice to SC,
BCC and FCC lattices, properties of reciprocal lattice, diffraction intensity -
atomic, geometrical and crystal structure factors- physical significance.

Text Book:
1. Solid State Physics: Structure and properties of materials, M.A.
Wahab, Narosa 2nd Edn. 2010, (Chapter 8)
Free Electron Theory of Metals (12 Hrs)
Review of Drude-Lorentz model - electrons moving in a one dimensional
potential well - three dimensional well - quantum state and degeneracy -
density of states - Fermi-Dirac statistics - effect of temperature on Fermi-
Dirac distribution - electronic specific heat - electrical conductivity of metals -
relaxation time and mean free path - electrical conductivity and Ohm’s law -
Widemann-Franz-Lorentz law - electrical resistivity of metals.

Text Book:
1. Solid State Physics: Structure and properties of materials, M.A.
Wahab, Narosa 2nd Edn. 2010, (Chapter 10)

Unit II

Band Theory of Metals (6 Hrs)
Bloch theorem - Kronig-Penney model - Brillouin zone construction of
Brillouin zone in one and two dimensions – extended, reduced and periodic
zone scheme of Brillouin zone (qualitative idea only) - effective mass of
electron - nearly free electron model – conductors - semiconductors -
insulators.

Text Book:
1. Solid State Physics: Structure and properties of materials, M.A.
Wahab, Narosa 2nd Edn. 2010, (Chapter 11)
Band theory of semiconductors (10 Hrs)
Generation and recombination - minority carrier life-time - mobility of
current carriers - drift and diffusion - general study of excess carrier
movement- diffusion length.

Unit III
Lattice Dynamics (14 Hrs)
Vibrations of crystals with monatomic basis – diatomic lattice – quantization
of elastic waves – phonon momentum.

Text Book:
1. Introduction to Solid State Physics, C. Kittel, 3rd Edn. Wiley India.

(Chapter 4).
Anharmonicity and thermal expansion - specific heat of a solid - classical
model - Einstein model - density of states - Debye model - thermal
conductivity of solids - thermal conductivity due to electrons and phonons -
thermal resistance of solids.

Text Book:
1. Solid State Physics: Structure and properties of materials, M.A.
Wahab, Narosa 2nd Edn. 2010, (Chapter 7 &9)
Dielectric Properties of Solids (6 Hrs)
Review of basic terms and relations, ferroelectricity, hysteresis, dipole theory
- Curie-Weiss law, classification of ferroelectric materials and
piezoelectricity.

Text Book:
1. Solid State Physics, S.O. Pillai, New Age International 6th Edn.
2010, (Chapter 11).
Ferroelectric domain, antiferroelectricity and ferrielectricity.

Text Book:
1. Solid State Physics: Structure and properties of materials, M.A.
Wahab, Narosa 2nd Edn. 2010, (Chapter 14)

Unit IV
Magnetic properties of solids (10 hrs)
Review of basic terms and relations, Quantum theory of paramagnetism -
cooling by adiabatic demagnetization – Hund’s rule – ferromagnetism -
spontaneous magnetization in ferromagnetic materials - Quantum theory of
ferromagnetism –Weiss molecular field - Curie- Weiss law- spontaneous
magnetism - internal field and exchange interaction – magnetization curve –
saturation magnetization - domain model.

Text Book:
1. Solid State Physics, S.O. Pillai, New Age International 6th Edn.
2010, (Chapter 9).
Superconductivity (4 Hrs)
Thermodynamics and electrodynamics of superconductors- BCS theory- flux
quantization-single particle tunneling- Josephson superconductor tunneling- macroscopic quantum interference

Text Book:
1. Introduction to Solid State Physics, C. Kittel, 3rd Edn. Wiley
India. (Chapter 12).
2. Solid State Physics, S.O. Pillai, New Age International 6th Edn.
2010, (Chapter 8 ).
Nanotechnology and Metamaterials (Qualitative) (4 Hrs)
Properties of metal, semiconductor, rare gas and molecular nanoclusters- superconducting fullerene- quantum confined materials-quantum wells,
wires, dots and rings- metamaterials- grapheme

Text Book:

1.Introduction to Nanotechnology, Charles P Poole and Frank J
Owens, Wiley India (Chapter 4, 5, 9)

Contact :-
University of Kerala
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Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695037

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