Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Oct 01, 2023  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEP 5510 - Applied Solid State: Introduction to Materials Physics

Spring (not offered every year). 3 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: quantum Mechanics (level of Griffiths) and Solid State Physics (level of Kittel).

C. Fennie.

Course focuses on understanding the role of chemistry and crystal structure in determining dielectric, electronic and magnetic properties of complex oxides. Topics potentially include: Crystal structure & applied group theory; Transition metal ions in crystals; Laymen’s guide to 2nd quantization; Models of the electronic structure & Mott insulators; magnetic exchange interactions & Goodenough-Kanamori-Anderson rules; Cooperative Jahn-Teller. Roughly first 3/4 of semester will be traditional lectures, while last 1/4 will be student-lead lectures on recent literature. The goal of the former is to prepare students for the latter.

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