Solid State Physics (MP464)

Lectures: Wednesday 11:05-11:55 (JHL6) and Thursday 13:05-13:55 (JHL6)

Tutorial: Tuesday 11:05-11:55 (APT)

A booklist and topics for the course.

Lectures notes accompanying the first part of the course.

Problem sheet for the first part of the course.

First assignment. Due in on Tuesday 12th March at 11am.

Handouts for the course:
  1. 2-dimensional Bravais lattices.
  2. Brillouin zones for 2-dimensional hexagonal lattice.
  3. An example of a quasi-crystal : a regular structure with five-fold symmetry but no translation symmetries, a Penrose tiling of the 2-dimensional plane.
  4. The fourteen 3-dimensional Bravais lattices.
  5. Body centred cubic lattice structure.
  6. Face centred lattice structure.
  7. Hexagonal close packed structure.
  8. Symmetries of the cube.
  9. Examples of reflection symmetries of the cube.
  10. The first four Brillouin zones of the 2-dimensional square lattice.
  11. Bragg peak directions for reflection from the first two Brillouin zones of the 2-dimensional square lattice.
  12. Incident Bragg peak directions for reflection from the first four Brillouin zones of the 2-dimensional square lattice.
  13. Reflected Bragg peak directions for reflection from the first four Brillouin zones of the 2-dimensional square lattice.
  14. Notes on Fourier transforms.