Electron quantum wave theory of solid-state materials will be introduced. Quantum phenomena in various materials systems, in particular nano materials, will be discussed. Electronic properties of materials such as charge transport, dielectric properties, optical properties, magnetic properties, and thermal properties will be discussed using appropriate quantum theory. Materials systems to be studied may include metals, semiconductors, organics, polymers, and insulators.
Min enrollment: 5
Max enrollment: 10
Course Texts: Electronic Properties of Materials (Rolf E. Hummel) and Introductory Quantum Mechanics (R.L. Liboff)