Physics of Solids I

An irridescent synthetic bismuth crystal.

A synthetic bismuth crystal. The bottom front edge has a length of about 3.5cm. The irridescent color is created due to interference effects in a thin oxide layer, which forms when the hot crystal is pulled out of the bismuth melt. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia user Dschwen.)

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8.231

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Fall 2006

Level

Undergraduate

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This course offers an introduction to the basic concepts of the quantum theory of solids.

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Wen, Xiao-Gang. 8.231 Physics of Solids I, Fall 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-231-physics-of-solids-i-fall-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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