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PHYS 449: Physics of Solids II

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Lattice translation vectors, symmetry operations; types of lattices; simple crystal structures; crystal diffraction and the reciprocal lattice; Bragg's Law; reciprocal lattice vectors; Brillouin zones; Lattice vibrations; Lattice heat capacity; thermal conductivity. Free electron Fermi gas; Fermi distribution, heat capacity of an electron gas; electrical conductivity; Wiedemann – Franz law; metals; insulators.