
B.S. SOLID STATE PHYSICSII[PHYS682] SYLLABUS

Defects in Solids: Point defects, dislocations,
defects as scattering centers.

Transport Properties of Solids: Boltzmann transport
equation, relaxation time approximation, electrical conductivity,
thermal conductivity, WiedemannFranz law

Dielectrics: Electrical polarization and susceptibility,
mechanisms of polarization, effective field, electronic, ionic and
orientational polarization, distortional and interfacial polarization,
dielectric relaxation, behavior of dielectrics in static and time
varying fields.

Magnetism: Classical and quantum theories of dia
and paramagnetism, ferromagnetism (Weiss molecular field theory and
CurieWeiss law), spin waves, magnetic relaxation and resonance phenomena

Superconductivity: Introduction to BCS and London
theories, flux quantization, type I and type II superconductivity,
Josephson effect, applications of superconductivity, e.g. SQUIDS.

Recommended Text:
1. John P. Mc Kelvey, ‘Solid State and Semiconductor
Physics’ Harper & Row, New York (1966)
2. C. Kittel, ‘Introduction to Solid State Physics’ Eight
Edition, John Wiley and Sons., New York (2004)
3. Ashcroft – Mermin, ‘Solid State Physics’ Holt,
Reinhart, Winston, New York (1976)
4. J. R. Christman, ‘Solid State Physics’ John Wiley and
Sons., New York (1988)
5. H. E. Hall, ‘Solid State Physics’ John Wiley and Sons.,
New York (1995)
6. A. Guinier and R. Julien, ‘The Solid State’ Oxford
University Press, Oxford (1989)
7. D. E. Neamen, ‘Semiconductor Physics and Devices’,
Irwin McGrawHill (1997)
8. S.M. Sze, ‘Semiconductor Devices’ 2nd Edition, John
Wiley and Sons., New York (2004)
9. A. M. Ferendeci, ‘Solid State and Electron Devices’
McGrawHill (1991)
10. A.K Jonscher, “Dielectric relaxation in solids”, Chelsea
Dielectric Press, London (1983).



