**PHYS
353 Solid State Physics
**

Dr. Johnny B. Holmes

**Catalog description:** An introductory study of the physics of solids
including crysal lattice vibrations and waves, the free electron model,
electron energy bands, semiconductor electrical properties, junctions, and
optical properties.. **Prerequisites **PHYS 252 and MATH 232.

Have a question? Send me an e-mail to jholmes@cbu.edu

Syllabus for PHYS 353 (fall 2018) pdf file

Office Hours for Dr. Holmes pdf file

- Study Guide for Part 1
**Crystal Structure**pdf file - Crystal Structures pdf file
- Fourier Series Review pdf file and excel spreadsheet
- Fourier Series Example pdf file and excel spreadsheet
- Bragg Diffraction (rough and simple) pdf file
- Bragg Diffraction (fundamental) with reciprocal lattice vectors pdf file
- Brilluoin Zone pdf file
- Temperature Dependence on the Diffracted X-rays pdf file

- Study Guide for Part 2
**Lattice Vibrations and Phonons**pdf file - Introduction pdf file
- Taylor Series Review pdf file
- Group Velocity pdf file and excel spreadsheet
- Monatomic Lattice Vibrations pdf file and excel sheet for B-Zone Oscillation
- Lattice with 2 Atoms per Primitive Cell pdf file
- Phonons: Quantization of Lattice Vibrations pdf file
- Boltzmann Distribution pdf file
- Lattice Heat Capacity, the Planck Distribution, and The Einstein Model pdf file
- Debye Model of Lattice Heat Capacity pdf file and excel spreadsheet on Thermal Energy per mode
- Thermal Expansion pdf file and excel spreadsheet on SlopeOfSlopeOfSlope
- Thermal Conductivity pdf file and excel plot of various functions
- Appendix on Distribution Functions pdf file
- Appendix on Definition of Temperature pdf file

- Study Guide for Part 3
**Free Electron Fermi Gas and Energy Bands**pdf file - Introduction pdf file
- One Free Electron pdf file
- The Free Electron Fermi Gas pdf file and excel plot of Distribution functions
- Heat Capacity (due to “free” electrons) pdf file
- Electrical Conductivity (DC) pdf file
- Hall Effect pdf file
- Thermal Conductivity of Metals pdf file
- Nearly Free Electron Fermi Gas pdf file
- Electrons in a Periodic Potential pdf file
- The Central Equation pdf file
- Approximate Solution Near the Zone Boundary pdf file and excel spreadsheet
- Electron/Phonon Comparisons pdf file

- Study Guide for Part 4
**Semiconductors**pdf file - Introduction pdf file
- Holes pdf file
- Effective Mass pdf file
- Intrinsic Carrier Concentration pdf file and excel spreadsheet
- Extrinsic Carrier Concentration (due to doping) pdf file and excel spreadsheet
- Thermoelectric Effects pdf file
- Semiconductor Devices: the P-N junction pdf file
- Diodes pdf file
- Transistors pdf file
- Metal-Semiconductor Junctions pdf file plus metal-p-n-metal diagram pdf file