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|PHYS 440 - ELECTRONIC, MAGNETIC & OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS|
This is a 4-credit, lecture-based course. The course covers the energy band structure of materials, the mechanism of electrical and thermal conductivity in materials with emphasis on electronic and transport properties of conduction electrons in metals,:magnetism and magnetic order, as well as optical properties and optical excitations in solids. Special topics that will be touched upon include superconductivity, localized and itinerant magnetism, correlated metals, plasmons and plasmonic materials. The topics will be discussed conceptually and theoretically ﬁrst, then will be directly linked to reports from
research journals. Examples include analysis of measurements of heat capacity, thermal conductivity or resistivity versus temperature in various materials, broadband optical reﬂectance data on materials, magnetic moment with temperature and magnetic ﬁeld in various magnetic systems, and quantum
oscillations in high magnetic ﬁeld. The experimental techniques employed to measure various properties of materials will be discussed as well.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course