8.511 Theory of Solids I

As taught in: Fall 2004

A molecular diagram.

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

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Patrick Lee

Course Features

Course Description

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.