Theory of Solids I

A molecular diagram.

The copper-oxygen sheet in a high temperature superconductor. (Image by Prof. Patrick Lee.)


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Fall 2004



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This is the first term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Topics covered include crystal structure and band theory, density functional theory, a survey of properties of metals and semiconductors, quantum Hall effect, phonons, electron phonon interaction and superconductivity.

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Patrick Lee. 8.511 Theory of Solids I, Fall 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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