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PHYS

503

Introduction To Solids

(

3

cr)

Prerequisite: PHYS 325 or equivalent. Offered in fall.

Classification of solids; preparation and characterization; binding energies; ionic, covalent and metallic bonds; crystallography; reciprocal lattice; Brillouin zones; vector

representation; crystal symmetry and macroscopic properties; tensor formulation; diffraction in crystalline and amorphous solids; crystal imperfections; point-, linear-,

and planar type; effects on properties; origin of microstructure in crystalline and amorphous solids.

 

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